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Operation Ivy (1952)

A short produced by the US government about the development of the hydrogen bomb leading up to its testing and explosion over Bikini Atoll.

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Credited cast:
Norris E. Bradbury ...
Himself - Nuclear Physicist
P.W. Clarkson ...
Himself - Commander Joint Task Force 132 (as Maj. Gen. P.W. Clarkson)
Alvin. C. Graves ...
Himself - Nuclear Physicist
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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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Opening Titles: "This video has been sanitized. Classified portions have been removed." See more »

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Host: 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.
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Featured in Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995) See more »

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