An enormous pulsating orb can be seen hitting the ground before a wave of earth and fire obliterates everything in its path in archival footage recently declassified by the US.
Mind-blowing footage of nuclear tests performed by the US government after WWII have been collecting dust in high security vaults since they were carried out between 1945 and 1962.
With the films hidden away, most people have never been able to witness the blinding flash, plumes of toxic smoke and catastrophic destruction caused by a bomb’s powerful shockwave – until now.
The Lawerence Livermore National Library (LLNL) released a handful of declassified clips on Thursday that were tirelessly scanned from thousands of decomposing films.
“I think that if we capture the history of this and show what the force of these weapons are and how much devastation they can wreak, then maybe people will be reluctant to use them,” LLNL