The Press: Assignment A-Bomb

The Army's A-bomb man, plush-bottomed, stuffy Major General Leslie R. Groves, announced that he wanted the reporters at Operation Crossroads "locked up on the press ship, taken out to a certain point, write what they can see of the explosion, and then send them back home." The Navy said it wanted the Bikini tests treated like "the story of the year, maybe of the decade, and possibly of a lifetime." By last week it was plain that the Navy (and the press) had won out.

A 17-car special train pulled out of Washington last week with 57 Operations Crossroads correspondents aboard. At...

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