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Robert Del Tredici - At Work in the Fields of the Bomb

33. Test Blast: Official Portrait

A public relations officer for the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) offers a free 8" x 10" glossy of "Minor Scale," a simulated nuclear explosion which took place one hour earlier in the Alamogordo Desert. Journalists were permitted to observe the event but not to photograph it because of the sensitive nature of test apparatus at the base of the explosion. According to the DNA "Minor Scale was the largest planned conventional explosion in the history of the free world." White Sands Missile Range, Jornada del Muerto, Alamogordo Desert, New Mexico. June 27, 1985. "

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