BRITAIN'S NUCLEAR TEST PROGRAMME: OPERATION HURRICANE

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A scene from the British Ministry of Supply film "Operation Hurricane", made during the Monte Bello atomic experiment. Sir William Penney, the scientific director in charge of the explosion, watches through binoculars the effect which developed after the initial flash. With him on the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS CAMPANIA is Rear Admiral A D Torlesse, Commander of the Naval Forces on the test.

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