BRITAIN'S NUCLEAR TEST PROGRAMME: OPERATION GRAPPLE

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The mushroom cloud generated during Britain's first hydrogen bomb test as seen from an aircraft flying above the local natural cloud on 15 May 1957. The weapon was dropped high over Malden Island in the Central Pacific by a Royal Air Force Valiant bomber.

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The mushroom cloud generated during Britain's first hydrogen bomb test over Malden Island in the Central Pacific, dropped by a Royal Air Force Valiant bomber, 15 May 1957.

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