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Two-story wood frame house at 5,500 feet after the blast, 05/05/1955  (detail)
Taken May 5, 1955, this photograph shows the effects of a nuclear detonation on a traditional wood frame house. This test was conducted as part of "Operation Cue," a civil defense exercise designed to study the effects and impact of nuclear weapons in a variety of areas, including residential structures.
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