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In 1946, the US Navy conducted Operation Crossroads; a series of nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll in the sparsely populated Marshall Islands. Exploding two bombs, ABLE and BAKER, the aim was to prove that a modern fleet could withstand atomic attack. Today, the wrecks still litter the seabed around the island of Bikini; a testament to the power of nuclear weapons. Use the interactive map on the right to explore the aftermath of this unique graveyard of Second World War warships.
In 1946, the US Navy conducted Operation Crossroads; a series of nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll in the sparsely populated Marshall Islands. Exploding two bombs, ABLE and BAKER, the aim was to prove that a modern fleet could withstand atomic attack. Today, the wrecks still litter the seabed around the island of Bikini; a testament to the power of nuclear weapons. Swipe left to use our interactive map to explore the aftermath of a nuclear detonation.
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