# 10402

UNITED PRESS [Photographer unknown]

Atomic bomb test, Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia, 1952

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Cleveland, Ohio : United Press, 1952. Press photograph, black and white print on glossy printing out paper, 155 x 230 mm, verso with typed label: ‘Monte Bello, Australia: Britain’s first atomic weapon test is held in the Monte Bello Islands, fifty miles off the northwest coast of Australia, October 3. Thirty minutes after the explosion the cloud formation has extended to 30 miles in length … 10/23/52.’  Fine condition.

The British Government tested its first nuclear weapon in Australia at the Montebello Islands off Western Australia in 1952.