MONTE BELLO ISLANDS, WA, 1952-10-03. BRITAIN'S FIRST ATOMIC WEAPON IS DETONATED AT 0800 HOURS. AN ...

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Accession Number P00444.045
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Conflict Period 1950-1959
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MONTE BELLO ISLANDS, WA, 1952-10-03. BRITAIN'S FIRST ATOMIC WEAPON IS DETONATED AT 0800 HOURS. AN EARLY STAGE IN THE EXPLOSION AFTER THE INITIAL ORANGE FLASH HAD BEEN ENVELOPED BY THE GREAT UPRUSH OF WATER. IMMENSE CLOUDS OF SMOKE, STEAM AND SPRAY BURST INTO THE AIR. (NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION)