The mushroom cloud formed from the first hydrogen bomb explosion, code named Ivy Mike
The mushroom cloud formed from the first hydrogen bomb explosion, code named Ivy Mike, which destroyed the island of Elugelab in the Enewetak atoll. The United States tested 67 nuclear weapons during the period of the Cold War including Castle Bravo which was the largest nuclear test ever conducted. Marshall Islands, Micronesia
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Alaid volcano erupting
River of fire. Night view of the eruption of Alaid volcano in 1988. Alaid is 2339 metres high, and forms the bulk of Ostrova Atlasova, an island in the Kuril chain north of Japan. An explosive eruption is in progress at the cone, with volcanic bombs leaving trails of light in the sky. In the foreground is a lava river.
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Market Hall, Birmingham, 1941 AA42/00726
The High Street elevation of Market Hall showing damage caused by an incendiary attack. Bull Ring, Birmingham. Photographed by G B Mason for the National Buildings Record, 1941. The former Market Hall dated from the 1830s. It was destroyed during the Birmingham Blitz and remained as an empty shell until it was demolished in 1963 as part of the Bull Ring Centre development. This view shows the windows bricked up and the roof missing as a result of the incendiary devices dropped on the 25th August 1940.
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