Operation Hurricane (1953)

Operation Hurricane was the test of Britain’s first atomic bomb on 3 October 1952. The test took place at the Montebello Islands of Western Australia. This documentary film from 1953 was produced for the Central Office of Information for the Ministry of Supply.

Interview with US Navy veteran, survivor of USS Indianapolois sinking, 30 July 1945

Witness, The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
BBC Radio 4
15-minutes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037gnxp
Original broadcast date: 28 July 2013

On July 30th 1945 a US warship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Pacific. The sailors who survived the attack spent 4 days adrift in shark-infested waters. Out of 1197 men on board just 317 made it out of the water alive. The horror of their ordeal was made famous by the film ‘Jaws’. Loel Dean Cox is one of the last remaining survivors.

OTDIH 18 Oct 1775 A Royal Navy squadron under Captain Henry Mowat burned Portland, Maine

A Royal Navy squadron under Captain Henry Mowat burned Falmouth, Massachusetts (site of the modern city of Portland, Maine) on 18 October 1775.