Joint Army Task Force One Photo
The atomic bomb burst
22,8 x 17,7 cm (25,4 x 20,8 cm). Vintage, Gelatinesilberabzug.
„Close-up view of the explosion cloud, which is beginning to slow up somewhat as it approaches the top of its climb. Manned planes had to stay miles away from this seemingly innocent cloud, the radioactivity of which was roughly equivalent to what would exist in the vicinity of 100 tons of radium. Drone planes were fl own right through the center."(cf. William S. Shurcliff, Operation Crossroads. The Official Pictorial Record, New York 1946, p. 145, ill. p. 144)