British Nuclear Weapons

This page is still under construction. More material will be added over the coming months.

The story of the genesis of the UK’s first nuclear weapons is told in Graham Farmelo’s excellent book ‘Churchill’s Bomb’.

Other Sources

  • Blue Danube – design and engineering of Britain’s first nuclear bomb.
    A fascinating insight into the problems of designing such a complex, high precision device, as well as some insights into the maintenance processes carried out at Barnham, and associated problems