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(PLA) China/Chinese Nuclear bomb testing 1967

Footage of a Chinese airdropped bomb in the megaton energy range. Note what appears to be the sun in the fireball sequence to the left of the fireball.

Thanks to goldenpanda for translating the narration:

"bomb away!"

"The hydrogen bomb gently falls toward the ground. It will be exploding 2900 meters above ground level"

"9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, detonate!"

"June 17th 1967, at 8:20am, our nation's first hydrogen bomb achieved success!"

"A brightness appears by the fireball. It is indeed the sun."

"From the first atomic explosion to the first thermo-nuclear explosion, it took USA 7 years 3 months, took the Soviet Union 4 years, took the United Kingdom 4 years 7 months (translator's note: france had not exploded hydrogen at this time). Our nation worked just over 2 years to achieve the momentus leap from atomic to hydrogen."

"We now know in 1952, USA exploded a 65 ton, 3 story high aparratus. When the Soviet Union air dropped its first hydrogen bomb in 1953, the explosive force was 400 kilotons. Our nation during this test used a small size, low weight, mega-ton level bomb to destroy a designated target. This proves once again the Chinese people can do what foreigners can do, and we can do it better!"

"Looking towards the enormous mushroom cloud rising into the sky, Marshal Lie exclaimed, three million tons, enough, that's quite enough!"

(translator note: according to a Chinese general, by this time USA had threatened China seven times with nuclear attack)

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Added: Dec-2-2008 
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