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British Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles by Year: 1953–77

Main Image Credit Operation Hurricane was the first test of a British atomic device. A plutonium implosion device was detonated in 1952 at Monte Bello Islands in Western Australia. The warhead later developed into the ‘Blue Danube’ weapon. Courtesy of Wikimedia

The history of the UK's nuclear stockpiles is relevant to contemporary disarmament efforts.

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