We got talking about John’s father. He died of cancer when he was only 48 after digging up radioactive equipment on Christmas Island/Kiritimati after the British nuclear bomb tests in the late 1950s.
This led to a conversation where John told me about Castle Bravo the first of the US nuclear bomb tests in Bikini Atoll and the Marshall Islands in the early 1950s.
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Castle Bravo – part of Operation Castle – was detonated on March 1, 1954. It was the most powerful nuclear device detonated by the US and its first lithium-deuteride-fueled thermonuclear weapon.
After the US and UK nuclear bomb tests the special nuclear relationship between the 2 countries was restored with the 1958 US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement.