Cinema: Bomb

Ladybug Ladybug. May 32, 1964. Russia and the U.S. stand eye to eye, missile to missile. In a small American town, a secretary sits in the office of an elementary school and wonders nervously what millions of ordinary people are wondering that day: Will some madman push the panic button? And if he does will the bomb fall on—ZZZRRRZZZRRRZZZRRRZZZRRR!

The secretary's heart almost jumps out of her mouth as the civil defense buzzer sounds a Yellow Warning. The secretary runs to the principal. The principal runs to the phone and calls CD communications. The line is busy. Since time is of...

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