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A PeaceWorks-KC Board member tripped upon an Open Culture cache of videos of nuclear explosions from 1945 to 2015, including test explosions and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki attacks. Here’s the link to the Open Culture article by Colin Marshall ( and links to videos with related content.

The Open Culture article begins thus:

Dr. Yolanda Huet Vaughn brought this 1967 poster by Lorriane Schneider to the Jan. 22 rally welcoming the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

“There have been more than 2,000 nuclear explosions in all of history — which, in the case of the technology required to detonate a nuclear explosion, goes back only 76 years. It all began … on July 16, 1945, with the nuclear device code-named Trinity. The fruit of the labors of the Manhattan Project, its explosion famously brought to the mind of theoretical physicist Robert J. Oppenheimer a passage from the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds.” But however revelatory a spectacle Trinity provided, it turned out merely to be the overture of the nuclear age. … Little Boy and Fat Man, the bombs dropped on Japan in World War II … remain the only detonations of nuclear weapons in combat, and thus the nuclear explosions everyone knows, but they, too, represent only the beginning.”

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