A documentary account of the preparation for, and execution of Operation Ivy, the eighth series of American nuclear tests including Ivy shot "Mike", the first successful full scale test of a multi-megaton, thermonuclear weapon (hydrogen bomb) and "King" a second test with an air drop bomb. The tests took place on Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
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This is the first full-scale test of a hydrogen device. If the reaction goes, we are in the thermonuclear era. For the sake of all of us, and for the sake of our country, I know that you join me in wishing this expedition well.