J. Robert Oppenheimer speaking on the first atomic bomb test in Alamagordo, New Mexico July 16, 1945, known as the Trinity Test. It is a powerfully moving and emotional expression.

We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now, I  am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that one way or another.

For more exploration see The Atomic Archive

http://www.atomicarchive.com/Movies/Flash/oppenheimer.swf

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