Licorne 3

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    This is the third picture of a series of the Licorne thermonuclear test in French Polynesia.

    This is a scan of a (digitally restored) hardcopy of a picture taken by the French army which could be purchased in Tahiti at that time.

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    1. ▲NDREW 79 months ago | reply

      It looks almost like a jellyfish. Such beautiful islands, such devastating explosions.

    2. tomorrowstand 78 months ago | reply

      Incredible images, in any way imaginable.

      Beautiful, yet totally destructive.

      One of the greatest technological achievements, but an achievement to be really and truly sorry for.

      The idea that any living being ever saw this magnificent phenomenon is really indicating something is very wrong with the world we live in.

      Dualistic in any sense!

    3. blendfold 78 months ago | reply

      I've been in french polynesia and it truly was the most beatful place i ever visited. I spoke to the locals and all rejected this "nuclear tests". These fucking frogs trying their weapons... they bring out my worst side i hate them so much go ruin your fucking country you french scum. Giving a statue to the states and ruining these paradises. Only french things I admire are early Daft Punk and late Justice. I can't believe how people call this disgusting mushroom something beautiful it's just "high def" (although the picture is so small it can't even be used as a wallpaper). I prefer watching porn or art other than this vomit of under-developed french minds trash which makes me sick. Go on frogs fight wars try your shit and get wasted no one gives a fuck.

    4. thallium 78 months ago | reply

      blendfold, you're an ignorant, racist fool.

      Thank you for posting these, Pierre, they're breathtakingly beautiful.

    5. kletsr [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      Wow, the horrid exceeds its beauty, but still very precious shots. Impressive, at least.

    6. sanoi 67 months ago | reply

      si, incredibile.

    7. L A I D L E R 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Structure this!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. Brasil888 [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Crime against humanity....

    9. allr1 60 months ago | reply

      These are absolutely astonishing.
      Heaven help the world as we know it.

    10. VolaVale 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called INSOPPORTABILE!.......I CAN'T TOLERATE!..., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Noctalya 36 months ago | reply

      The Americans did the same in their own country. Here is the list of number of nuclear tests performed per country: USA: 1 050 USSR: 715 France: 210 China: 45 England: 45 Don't blame it on the French, don't blame it on any people. Just a few people are responsible for nuclear tests, not their citizens. Thanks.

    12. Jean-Paul J 36 months ago | reply

      (Blendfold) You are an ignorant hack. Why do you hold many responsible for the actions of the few? Should I say that all 300 million Americans are responsible for the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki? Nope. So why should you do the same for the French?
      ***
      This is chilling. Looking at this shot sent shivers down my spine.

    13. pontfire 35 months ago | reply

      ils les vendaient comme sets de table
      je les ai achetés comme souvenir . moi en 1 an j'ai vue 8 tirs mais souterain
      mururoa mise en place de la bombe atomique

    14. maye01 26 months ago | reply

      wow increible

    15. Clapagaré 11 months ago | reply

      Au final.... ça nous a servi à quoi.... la France n’avait plus rien à prouver, elle était déjà devenue puissance secondaire... De Gaulle s’auto-convainquait du contraire... Quelques cancers et des milliards dépensés plus tard....

    16. Pierre J. 11 months ago | reply

      D'après ce qui m'a été dit, il y avait aussi des avions américains et soviétiques qui volaient dans la zone en plus des avions français qui prenaient des mesures. Ça n'intéressait manifestement pas que les français.

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