From 1945 until 1962, the United States military conducted 210 nuclear bomb tests. The testing was banned in 1963, but before that, there was a ton of footage that was shot and stored away in vaults that have never been revealed… until now.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory weapon physicist Greg Spriggs has set out on a mission to preserve the 7,000 known films that exist. Over the past five years that LLNL has been working on this they’ve already scanned 4,200 films and 750 of those are now declassified.
In total there are sixty-four of those declassified films and posted them YouTube, check them all out in the video playlist. These videos are both remarkable and absolutely scary. Check them out below.