It Flies Through The Air With The Greatest of Heat

Made:
1946-07-01 in Bikini
maker:
Unknown

Gelatin silver print entitled 'It Flies Through The Air With The Greatest of Heat', taken by an unknown photographer for Joint Army-Navy Task Force One, 1 July 1946. 'The atom bomb burst, in its test of the fleet. Looking for all the world like a giant cauliflower head suspended to an over-stretching neck, Bikini's billowing cloud of smoke and cloud was caught in its various stages of formation by a Navy patrol bomber flying just beyond range of the deadly explosion...'

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/14418
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford