National Affairs: Wonderland Avenue Special

After looking at the 28-minute television film, Operation Ivy, last week, the U.S. public could hardly be blamed for feeling that it had been given too slight a review of the first full-scale thermonuclear explosion and too much of sonorous background music, theatrical hokum and bureaucratic lens-hogging. The film, released 17 months after the event (just in time to heighten world apprehension abroad over last month's two bigger explosions), was subject to massive and at times confusing cutting in the name of security. But even so, it might, as some of its scenes...

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