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1954 - The Island: Bombing of Bikini Atoll

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Location and time:

Marshall Islands, Bikini, Pacific Ocean, 01-03-1954

Description:

Bikini Atoll (also known as Pikinni Atoll) is an uninhabited 6 sqm atoll in one of the Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is a member of the Marshall Islands. It consists of 36 islands surrounding a 594.2 sqm lagoon. It was the test site for more than 20 hydrogen and atomic bombs detonations between 1946 and 1958. On March 1st, 1954, officials announced that an American hydrogen bomb test had been conducted on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Preceding the nuclear tests, the indigenous population was relocated to Rongerik Atoll. For examination of the fallout, several Loki and Asp rockets were launched at 11°35” N 165°20” E. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, some of the original islanders returned from Kili Island but were removed because of the high radioactivity. Bikini Atoll is also the source of the name of the Bikini swimsuit, but it should be noted that the name of the atoll is pronounced with stress on the first syllable.


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Bulgarian :

Алмира Matayoshi, Андрю J Гудпастър, атом, атомно аларма, бикини, бикини Атол, бомбардировките, бомбардировките на Атолът бикини, Chiyoko Tamayose, експлозия, взрив Майк, Ханс Бете, Херберт Йорк, водородни бомби, Джони Johnson, Kili остров, Лос Аламос, Маршалови острови, микронезийски острови, ядрени, атомни бомби, Опенхаймер, Тихия океан, Тихия плаж, Тихия океан, Rongerik Атол, Таймс Скуеър, Уорън Овърстрийт,


Chinese Simplified :

艾亦喜,安德鲁 J 古德帕斯特,原子、 原子报警、 比基尼泳装,比基尼环礁、 轰炸、 轰炸的比基尼环礁,千 Tamayose、 爆炸、 爆炸迈克,汉斯 · 贝特,赫伯特 · 纽约氢炸弹,约翰尼 Johnson、 吉利岛、 洛斯阿拉莫斯、 马绍尔群岛、 密克罗尼西亚群岛、 核、 核炸弹,奥本海默,太平洋、 太平洋海滩,太平洋,朗格里克环礁,时代广场,沃伦坐下,


Greek :

Στα Αλμυρά Matayoshi, Andrew J Goodpaster, Atom, ατομικής συναγερμού, μπικίνι, Bikini ατόλλη, βομβαρδισμό, βομβαρδισμό Bikini ατόλλη, Chiyoko Tamayose, έκρηξη, έκρηξη Mike, Hans Bethe, Herbert Υόρκη, βόμβες υδρογόνου, Johnny Johnson, Kili νησί, Los Alamos, Νήσοι Μάρσαλ, νησιά Μικρονησία, πυρηνική, πυρηνική βόμβα, Oppenheimer, Ειρηνικού, ειρηνική παραλία, Ειρηνικό Ωκεανό, Rongerik Atoll, Times Square, Warren Overstreet,


Haitian Creole :

Almira Matayoshi, Andrew J Goodpaster, Atòm, alam atomik, Bikini, Bikini Atoll, Attentat, Attentat Bikini Atoll, Chiyoko Tamayose, eksplozyon, eksplozyon, Mike, Hans Bethe, Herbert York, Idwojèn bombes, la Johnny Johnson, zile Kili, Los Alamos, Marshall Islands, zile Micronesian yo, nikleyè, bomb nikleyè, Oppenheimer, pasifik, pasifik beach, Oseyan Pasifik, Rongerik Atoll, nan ti lakou fwa, Warren Overstreet,


Lithuanian :

Almira Matayoshi, Andrewą j. Goodpasterį, Atom, atominės signalizacija, Bikini, Bikini Atoll, bombardavimo, bombardavimo Bikini Atoll, nusivylė Tamayose, sprogimas, sprogimo Mike, Hans Bethe, Herbert York, vandenilio bombų, Johnny Johnson, Kili sala, Los Alamos, Maršalo salos, Mikroneziečių salos, branduolinių, atominių bombų, Oppenheimer, Ramiojo vandenyno, Ramiojo vandenyno paplūdimio, Ramiajame vandenyne, Rongerik Atoll, Times aikštės, Warren Overstreet,


Romanian :

Almira Matayoshi, Andrew J Goodpaster, Atom, alarmă atomică, Bikini, Bikini Atoll, bombardarea, bombardarea Bikini Atoll, Chiyoko Tamayose, explozie, explozie Mike, Hans Bethe, Herbert York, hidrogen bombe, Johnny Johnson, Kili insula, Los Alamos, Insulele Marshall, Insulele microneziene, nucleare, bomba nucleara, Oppenheimer, plaja pacific, Pacific, Oceanul Pacific, Rongerik Atoll, Times Square, Warren Overstreet,


Sound Bite and conversation:



Owerstreet, Warren

(soldier on Bikini) , speaking English:
-  "Even so we were guinea pigs. It was said if in the following 40 years we won’t come down with anything then we got away with it. . I could not. I am cancerous."

Matayoshi, Almira

(Born on Bikini) , speaking Marshallese:
-  "My first child was born without backbone. He was absolutely soft. He was born dead. "

York, Herbert

(Nuclear scientist) , speaking English:
-  "They explained that actually they are making efforts keep peace. Few accidents are inevitable in such situations, even if they are so sad "

Matayoshi, Almira

(Born on Bikini) , speaking Marshallese:
-  "It was a hue explosion. When we heard it we were convinced that it destroyed the whole Rongelap island "

Tamayose, Chiyoko

(Born on Bikini) , speaking Marshallese:
-  "We felt we are helpless. We did not have any equipment , neither power to arrest "

Owerstreet, Warren

(soldier on Bikini) , speaking English:
-  "It was like the sun would have rose on the West- it seemed for us. The only thing rose high was a flash but it was not rising like the sun but more like a ball lightening."

Teller, Edward

(The inventor of the H-bomb ) , speaking German:
-  "I telegraphed urgently to Los Alamos, however I should not have done it. The Hydrogen bomb works – and it is a secret. The whole text of the telegraph was: “Our son was born!”"

York, Herbert

(Nuclear scientist) , speaking English:
-  "It was one of the most impressive moments of my life. A thought run through my mind: yes, that’s it, it should be done like this and that the history turned into a new direction. "

Owerstreet, Warren

(soldier on Bikini) , speaking English:
-  "We have not known more about the radiation than about the sunray. They told us we will be saved, it wont be a problem, we should just follow the instructions And we were young and naive/silly enough to do that… "

Matayoshi, Almira

(Born on Bikini) , speaking Marshallese:
-  "That time we all lived together, my parents, my grandparents. We were never hungry. We had everything and lived a harmony. "

Teller, Edward

(The inventor of the H-bomb ) , speaking German:
-  "I was concerned if something is possible than it is going to be realized. The question is just that: who will do that? For me it seemed incomparably better if it all happen in the US "

York, Herbert

(Nuclear scientist) , speaking English:
-  "That time it looked like we are on the way of the third world war. Many people had that strange feeling. It must to be arrested. "

Matayoshi, Almira

(Born on Bikini) , speaking Marshallese:
-  "We were so happy when we could still live together as a whole family. For these days we spread because of these terrible, horrible things happened with us. "

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1999

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