Great Britain: On Station

Banning the bomb has become an outdoor sport that threatens to surpass bird watching in Britain. On Good Friday last year, 20,000 demonstrators gathered at Britain's atomic-weapons research center at Aldermaston, carrying knapsacks and pushing prams; they thoroughly snarled Easter-weekend traffic as they made their annual trek 54 miles east to London, winding up for a 100,000-man rally beneath the stern statue of Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square. Last week the ban-the-bombers turned their attention to Holy Loch, a tiny inlet on Scotland's Firth of Clyde. The 18,500-ton tender Proteus was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!