Christmas Island: In search of Britain’s nuclear legacy

Living History

In 1957, the British military began conducting nuclear tests in the Pacific Ocean and based themselves on Christmas Island. The tests ended six years later and parts of the island were sealed off for decades. What signs are left of its dramatic history?
Main Camp: The name is all that is left of the British military headquarters of 50 years ago. Christmas Island’s only hotel, the Captain Cook, stands there now… …

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