Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | November 8, 2011

Infamous Anniversaries: 8 November 1957 – Britain goes thermonuclear

54 years ago, on 8 November 1957, Britain conducted its first thermonuclear test ‘Grapple X’. The 1.8 megaton bomb (equivalent to 140 Hiroshima bombs) was detonated over Christmas Island in the central Pacific.

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