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Operation Hurricane

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British Atomic Bomb Explosion Test Footage: Operation Hurricane - 1953

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Dramatic Footage of Britain Testing An Atomic Bomb (1952) | War Archives

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HD The first atomic bomb of Five countries 1945~1964 USSR China UK French USA

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Britain's H-Bomb (1957)

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Operation Hurricane

Operation Hurricane was the test of the first UK atomic device, on 3 October 1952. A plutonium implosion device was detonated in the lagoon in the Monte Bello Islands in Western Australia. With the success of Operation Hurricane, Britain became the third nuclear power after the United States and the Soviet Union.
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    • Background 

    • Site selection 

    • Preparations 

    • Operation 

    • Outcome