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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: [on board USS Estes] Now, as you can imagine, feeling is running pretty high about now. And there's reason for it. If everything goes according to plan, we'll soon see the largest explosion ever set off on the face of the Earth. That is, the largest that we know of.
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Featured in Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995) See more »

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