DOOMSDAY Atomic Age MATCHBOOK Nuclear Bomb Explosion 1958 COLD WAR Secret Military Project
Uncommon 1958 Front Strike Vintage MATCHBOOK With ATOMIC BOMB EXPLOSION and U.S. Naval Ship Imagery. Unused and complete with all 30 blue tipped matches. Closed matchbook measures 2" x 2". VERY GOOD CONDITION: match tips and striker surface are clean, cover lightly age toned, an excellent example.
The Secret U.S. Military Nuclear Testing Program, OPERATION HARDTACK was conducted in the Pacific Ocean where a series of huge nuclear detonations were set on the Bikini and Enewetak Atolls in the Marshall Islands during 1958, some high altitude detonations could be seen from Honolulu. Unfortunately, many participants and ecosystems were exposed to lethal levels of radiation. Just seven years later President Kennedy signed the nuclear test ban treaty, banning all nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in outer space, and underwater.