The Press: Collier's Reports a War

At Collier's Fifth Avenue headquarters, the mysterious project was called "Operation Eggnog." The man in charge of it was Associate Editor Cornelius Ryan, who for nine months acted as cloak & daggerish as if he were blueprinting an atomic war. That was just what he was doing.

Last week Collier's unwrapped its own private World War III, its "Preview of the War We Do Not Want." From the first shot "at exactly 1:58 p.m. G.M.T., Saturday, May 10, 1952 ... a terrible Kremlin miscalculation" (the Reds tried to assassinate Tito and occupy Yugoslavia), until the occupation of Russia ("The outcome was inevitable"),...

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