1954: Britain begins H-bomb development
Winston Churchill decided that Britain should go ahead with H-bomb development, replicating the US achievement


By MSgt William Medema
Posted Friday, June 16, 2006

  
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1954: Winston Churchill decided that Britain should go ahead with H-bomb development, replicating the US achievement. It resulted from UK missions to the to observe the Castle test series at Bikini atoll and use of sampling aircraft in the mushroom clouds from March through May 1954 . It provided the British with clear, direct evidence of the high compression produced in the secondary stages by radiation implosion.


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