Footage of Bikini Atoll evacuation

Mike Boedicker (
Sat, 7 Dec 2002 12:17:26 -0800 (PST)

A patron (and WWII veteran) who took part in the evacuation of Bikini Atoll
is looking for footage of the event shot by Pathe. I found 3 docs. in
Worldcat -- Radio Bikini, The Bikini Atoll, and Bikini: Forbidden Paradise.
He's seen the first two and said they focus mostly on the bombing with
little on the evacuation or island life before it. Has anyone seen the
third film, "Bikini: Forbidden Paradise," and does it contain much footage
BEFORE the bombing?

I also found a record for a 3-DVD set called "The Archives of War," a
compilation of British Pathe newsreel footage including stuff from WWII and
the Cold War. Has anyone seen this, and does it contain the kind of footage
he wants?

Thank you!


Mike Boedicker
Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123 / Fax: (217) 477-5230

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