Beautiful Image of French Nuclear Test Codename “Canopus” (PIC)

This shot was taken in 1968 by the French army in the Fangataufa atoll. Codenamed Canopus, it yielded 2600 kt. Although this picture, like many of the series, is a work of the French Army (as far as I know) this is an original scan from a hardcopy I possess, and processed to remove dust and scratches. A strange view on such paradise-like landscape

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