Color Film footage taken by Daniel A. McGovern and Harry Mimura (Akira Mimura
) in Hiroshima in early 1946. The precise dates in March and April 1946 are shown on each clapperboard within the video. (USSBS : United States Strategic Bombing Survey). See also shot list below:
MLS High angle close up looking down at a Dodge Sedan completely bowed in by blast. Locatede 20 feet NW of building 24 on Main Street. LS Pan L to R (NW to N) shows blast effect to S and E wall of building 68 which formerly served as a warehouse for a Japanese FA Battalion. LS E end of building 69. Same as above. LS S side of building 69. Same as above. MLS Pan R to L (N-NW) shows N end of building 69 with E wall crumpled by blast. Pan continues to S end of building. LS Looking S-SW showing N end of building 69. MLS Pan R to L looking NW shows S and E face of Brick Wall on E end of building 68. MS Same as above shows firebreak walls of building 68 intact. MLS Pan R to L looking NE shows blast effect to S brick wall. Pan ends at W wall. MC Same as above. Closer shot. MC Same as above. Closer pan shot. MLS Pan L to R (W-NW). S and E face of building 68B. MS Pan R to L. Same as above. MS Collapsed steel roof building 68B. MS Pan R to L (N-NW). Same as above. Closer shot of central portion. LS Pan R to L (N-NW). General view of building 68, S and E face. MS Showing failure of the reinforced concrete floor located within building 12 (W side). MS Pan L to R. Interior building 12. Showing complete collapse of reinforced concrete 2nd floor as results of blast. MLS Pan across rubble to E side of building 5 located approx. 75 feet from zero at 350 degrees. MS Showing S side of a small reinforced concrete structure which is located just E of building 5 approx. 175 feet from zero at 58 degrees. Shows partial failure of concrete panel as result of blast. MLS Looking SW brick wall which runs E and W on N side of building 5 shows manner in which it failed, while E portion remained standing since building 5 afforded protection from blast. The wall collapsed towards the N. MLS Same as above. Looking NW along W portion of brick wall. MLS Looking at SW corner of building 5 showing completeness of collapse. CU Brick wall showing the thickness. MS A partially collapsed wall running E and W which is located just S of building 11. This view is looking W. MS Same wall looking E. MCU Showing the manner in which the wall started to fall. MCU Showing the displacement of the wall from its base. MLS Pan R to L. Lloking N across zero area in Hiroshima (slight edge fog). Part of steel mast and building 4 in background. MS Pan up from area established zero (approx. 100 feet from zero S) showing steel mast (located 100 feet NW of zero) and building 4. LS Looking NE as viewed from E end of bridge No. 22 showing steel mast and building 4 and zero area. MLS Pan R to L. View from E end of bridge No. 22 showing the E bank of Matoyasu River where the masonry wall and Macadam Road were partially destroyed by blast. Located approx. 200 feet from zero at 265 degrees. MS Pan up from base to top of steel mast in background building 4. This steel mast was not affected since the pressure wave at this point was almost vertical and the steel mast presented very little exposed surface. Object lying on side of mast is piece of corrugated iron roofing. CU Corrugated iron roofing blown against steel mast located NW of zero. MLS Pan up from base to top of one of the two smaller masts in the immediate vicinity of zero which was not affected by the blast. MS Small reinforced concrete structure located approx. 230 feet from zero which withstood the blast. MLS Looking SE from zero at building 12 located approx. 325 feet from zero at 153 degrees. Quick cuts of building 12. Quick cuts of building 24. MLS Looking Se from zero to building 10 (also building 11) located approx. 600 feet from zero at 105 degrees. LS Looking E from zero at building 7 (also building 8) located approx. 500 feet from zero at 105 degrees. MLS Building 7. MLS Building 8. MLS Looking NE from zero at building 6, located approx. 550 feet from zero at 83 degrees. MS Building 6. MS Looking N-NE at E end of bridge 22 located approx. 200 feet from zero at 250 degrees. Showing displacement of stone lanterns in different directions. LS Looking S to building 13 located approx. 1125 feet from zero at 173 degrees. MS Building 13. LS Presbyterian Church building 60 located 3000 feet from zero at 96 degrees showing NE side. MS The same showing the tower and a window gutted by fire. LS The same church showing SE corner of the church with a brick chimney standing in background. MS Showing side and interior of church. MS Pan interior showing a portion of the collapsed roof section which was not entirely consumed by fire and fire-scarred interior. MS Tree with debris in foreground and Presbyterian Church in background. MS SE side of the T bridge as seen from E side of the Motoyasu River. MS Looking W across the displaced railing on the S side of the T bridge. Same as above. MCU Pan up showing two reinforced concrete railings on SE side of T bridge which were sheared by blast. MS Looking W across the SE side of T bridge 900 feet from zero at 327 degrees showing the type of sidewalk on either side of the main thoroughfare. MCU Showing reinforced concrete of which the bridge railing was compsed. MS Pan up looking E along displaced reinforced concrete railing located on S side of T bridge. MLS Looking E -NE pan L to R at the SE end of T bridge. MLS Looking W on S side of T bridge showing reinforced concrete bridge railing which was destroyed by blast; in foreground is a section of displaced railing and two iron reinforcements which once constituted the W railing of bridge 23. LS Taken from center of T bridge looking W along the sidewalk adjacent to the S railing which was destroyed in blast. LS Looking E along S edge of T bridge, as seen from the W bank of Motoyasu River. LS Looking E along the S edge of T bridge, as seen from the W bank of the Motoyasu River. MS Taken from the W bank of the Motoyasu River looking E across the side of the T bridge showing partial failure of reinforced concrete deck of the bridge and buckling of the reinforced concrete which provided the base for the asphalt sidewalk, also a close up of a section of reinforced concrete which failed. MS Looking SE across the SW end of T bridge 900 feet from zero at 327 degrees, showing a buckling effect of blast on sidewalk. MS Looking E across the NW end of T bridge showing the buckled sidewalk, distorted reinforcement and displaced metal pole which carried power line for streetcars which crossed the bridge. MS Looking E along N side of T bridge showing a metal pole which has been displaced as a combined result of blast exerted against the buckling effect on the concrete in which it was embedded. MS Looking E across the W end of T bridge showing displacement of streetcar tracks in manner in which the road bed was torn up. This view shows the road bed after minor repairs had been carried out in order to permit streetcar traffic across the bridge. MCU Showing the extent to which the road bed of the streetcar track had been raised. The wooden ties are fairly visible. MS Showing the effect which the buckling concrete and the blast had on metal power line poles located on N side of T bridge. MS Pan up showing extent to which reinforced concrete sidewalk was displaced on the N side of T bridge. MCU Showing the base of metal power line pole which had been displaced. MS Looking E along the N side of T bridge showing the extent to which sidewalk buckled as a result of blast and transmitted shock. MS Looking N at the sidewalk which runs alongside of T bridge showing degree to which it has buckled. MLS Looking E along N side of T bridge 900 feet from zero at 327 degrees, showing the displaced sidewalk and reinforced concrete railing which is conspicuous by its' absence. MLS Looking W across the N side of T bridge, as seen from the E end (this is an excellent pictorial evening effect shot). MLS Looking W across the N side of T bridge as seen from the E end. MS Looking W along the N side of T bridge showing the reinforced concrete which form the base of the N sidewalk, overhanging edge of the bridge. MC The displaced reinforced concrete which formed the bed of sidewalk shown in previous scene. MS Looking N from E side of building 23 which forms the base of the T in T bridge. MS Looking N along the center of bridge building 23 showing the railings on both side completely knocked off. MS Looking N along the W side bridge building 23 showing distorted and broken reinforced cement of the railing. LS Looking W across T bridge showing structural damage caused by blast, as seen from top of building 2. MS Buckled concrete on the N side of the W end of bridge. MC Same as above. MCU Same as above. LS Looking W across the Motoyasu River as a barge passes by. The retaining wall located on the W bank shows effect of blast to masonry. Located immediately S of building 23 approx. 700 feet from zero at 397 degrees. MS Same as above. Shows destruction inflicted to stone wall. MS Intact retaining wall on W bank of Motoyasu River as viewed from R bank of river. MS Destroyed section of retaining wall on the bank of Motoyasu River, located approx. 475 feet from zero at 275 degrees. MS Completely destroyed section of wall N of the W side building 22 approx. 425 feet from zero at 255 degrees ( three takes- different locations). MS Section of intact retaining wall N bank of the Motoyasu River as viewed from building 22.