This is the Only Color Photo of the First Atomic Explosion

With more than 405,000 American casualties and Japan rejecting unconditional surrender, the United States begins testing the atomic bomb in New Mexico. This is some of the only footage recorded of these powerful tests. (4:34)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'Why the U.S. military pushed $10 million worth of helicopters overboard
Why the U.S. military pushed $10 million worth of helicopters overboard (2:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Rare color footage of World War II Navy hazing rituals
Rare color footage of World War II Navy hazing rituals (2:28)
Preview thumbnail for video'Boeing's fixation with flight made him a millionaire
Boeing's fixation with flight made him a millionaire (2:16)
Preview thumbnail for video'Actual combat footage of the Battle of the Philippines Sea
Actual combat footage of the Battle of the Philippines Sea (3:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'These women stepped in to fill a World War II pilot shortage
These women stepped in to fill a World War II pilot shortage (1:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'When Air Traffic Control realized a 9/11 flight was gone
When Air Traffic Control realized a 9/11 flight was gone (3:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'The wise U.S. tactic used to win the Battle of Midway
The wise U.S. tactic used to win the Battle of Midway (3:02)
Preview thumbnail for video'This SEAL dog prevented a deadly disaster
This SEAL dog prevented a deadly disaster (4:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'A rare glimpse of pre-war Army life in color
A rare glimpse of pre-war Army life in color (2:26)