los alamos national laboratory

los alamos national laboratory

Tinian, Little Boy, and Fat Man

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This silent footage, in both color and black and white, shows the preparation of the “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” atomic bombs on Tinian Island. It includes the takeoff and return of the Enola Gay, which dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The footage also depicts the mushroom cloud above Nagasaki. Video courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives.