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Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall Destroyed by the Atomic Bomb

View of a partially destroyed building with dome, the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall (now the Atomic Bomb Dome), as seen from the partially destroyed Motoyasu Bridge, looking north. The Motoyasu River is in the foreground. The building was destroyed by the atomic bomb and allowed to stand as a reminder and memorial.

Evacuation of Ujelang Atoll - Ivy Mike Hydrogen Bomb Test

Home movie film taken by Dr. Rufus Kruse, a medical doctor serving in the US Navy at the Naval Supply Center in Hawaii during 1952-1953. After brief training in Geiger counters and other radiation measuring equipment, he was sent to Ujelang Atoll to help evacuate and monitor the health of the islanders during the Ivy Mike hydrogen bomb test. The island residents were boarded onto LST 827, which had just returned from service in North Korea. He brought his own 8mm camera with him and took this film. The health of the islanders remained good, and after the test Dr.