Really surprised it only had a path length of 1 mile, yeah I think it is most likely the first video footage of a violent tornado....still some of the best tornado footage of all time, even after all these years.I've mentioned the 1953 Warner Robins F4 before since it was in my hometown, but I'm curious about something. This video was taken on 30 April 1953. (It's extremely annoying that someone attached fake audio to it, but c'est la vie.)
Is it the first ever video of a violent tornado? The first tornado video in the US was taken less than two years before (8 June 1951 in Corn, OK).
This article has a few newspaper clippings from the tornado, mostly from the AJC. I'd like to see if the local papers had anything, but anything from that era is probably on microfilm rather than digitized.