1957 nuclear test: Fall-out
Fallout: The sinister and prolonged after-effect of nuclear explosions: a drawing illustrating some characteristics of this haunting phenomenon.An illustration by special Illustrated London News artist G.H Davis, with the cooperation of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, showing the dangers of nuclear fall-out. Britain's first nuclear tests in May 1957 prompted fears about the long term effects of the explosions on human life. Possible dangers listed here include radio-active dust and particles in rain, and the contamination of fish stocks.
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Scene of the Fatal Explosion at Birmingham
Scene following an explosion that took place on the premises of Messrs. Pursall and Phillips, percussion-cap manufacturers, in Whittall Street, St. Mary's Square, Birmingham. The whole of the back portion of the premises was completely destroyed, portions of the roof and walls were carried by the force of the explosion to a considerable distance resulting in considerable loss of life. The explosion was the third to have occurred during the last three months in Birmingham and, predicted the ILN, would result in the compulsory removal of all such manufactories outside the town.
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Northern Ireland - construction of a roadblock etc
One of twelve photographs showing the construction of a roadblock, checkpoints, patrol and the aftermath of an explosion, Northern Ireland, 1970s. From a collection of photographs assembled for use in Col Robin McNish?s ?Iron Division - The History of the 3rd Division?, depicting the 3rd Division, 1918-1977. After the Suez Crisis of 1956 showed the need for more rapid mobilisation, the 3rd Division pioneered the concept of air portability in the late 1950s and 1960s. Associated with Northern Ireland (1969-2007). Date: circa 1860
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