Army & Navy - Back of the Barn

"Take it out back," said Mother. "Way out back of the barn. No, farther—farther."

While plain civilians watched with fascinated concern, Army and Navy men got ready to explode the fourth atomic bomb. If the thing acted in the pattern of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they had picked a good, safe spot—Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, over 4,000 mi. from the U.S. shore. Wildlife lovers were disturbed. But Hanson Baldwin pointed out in the New York Times: "Great numbers of fish and birds will be killed . . . but they will die...

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