Operation Grapple, Christmas Island, 1957-1958, & The Britis...

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Operation Grapple, Christmas Island, 1957-1958, & The British Hydrogen Bomb Programme - 5030323 Leading Aircraftman W.D. Bloore, Royal Air Force, a unique archive of service during Britain's ultimately successful project to develop an atomic bomb on Kiritimati, comprising previously unpublished b/w photographs of duty and informal life on the island, including the interiors of some of the installations, the exterior of the perimeter, the men's tents, loose and in an oblong RAF album; two images of the mushroom cloud from the testing thermonuclear detonation itself; a few photos of RAF life back in England; Christmas 1957: Special Issue Megaton Test 1957, The Christmas Island Newspaper, Mid Pacific News & Royal Air Force/Christmas Island/Airmen's Mess Menu/Christmas 1957; Task Force Grapple official 1957 Christmas card; RAF Association card; airman's pay account; etc., [archive collection]

Auction Date:
10th Jun 21 at 10:30am BST

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