Photographs of a 1950's Fake Town Right Before a Nuclear Bomb Test

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humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist.

- Daisaku Ikeda


In order to better understand the impact and the effects of a nuclear advance, the United States built in the Nevada desert a little town with homes, cars, backyards and families of mannequins - then, nearby, they dropped the most powerful weapon known to man; a 16-kiloton nuclear bomb.

These are the photographs of Operation Doorstep, right before the ‘‘attack’’.

The attack

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Then…


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Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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