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Grappling with the bomb : Britain's Pacific H-bomb tests / Nic Maclellan.

Author/creator Maclellan, Nic
Other author/creatorAustralian National University Press.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoActon, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2017.
Descriptionxxiv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series ANU Press Pacific series
Contents The leader: Sir Winston Churchill -- The survivors: Lemeyo Abon and Rinok Riklon -- The fisherman: Matashichi Oishi -- The Task Force Commander: Wilfred Oulton -- The businessman: James Burns -- The pacifist: Harold Steele -- Interlude: On radiation, safety and secrecy -- The Chief Petty Officer: Ratu Inoke Bainimarama -- The sailor: Paul Ah Poy -- The high chief: Ratu Penaia Ganilau -- The WVS ladies: Mary and Billie Burgess -- The pilot: Geoffrey Dhenin -- The Prime Minister: Harold Macmillan -- The Foreign Officer: Gillian Brown -- The telegraphist: Roy Sefton -- The soldiers: Isireli Qalo -- The Banaban: Tekoti Rotan -- The mothers: Sui Kiritome -- The last soldiers: Josefa Vueti -- The President: John F. Kennedy -- Interlude: Contested illnesses -- The research scientist: Al Rowland -- The litigant: Pita Rokoratu -- The Rear Admiral: Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama.
Review Grappling with the Bomb is a history of Britains 1950s program to test the hydrogen bomb, code name Operation Grapple. In 1957 58, nine atmospheric nuclear tests were held at Malden Island and Christmas Island today, part of the Pacific nation of Kiribati. Nearly 14,000 troops travelled to the central Pacific for the UK nuclear testing program many are still living with the health and environmental consequences. Based on archival research and interviews with nuclear survivors, Grappling with the Bomb presents i Kiribati woman Sui Kiritome, British pacifist Harold Steele, businessman James Burns, Fijian sailor Paul Ah Poy, English volunteers Mary and Billie Burgess and many other witnesses to Britains nuclear folly.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 347-373) and index.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 347-373) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2017479706
ISBN9781760461379 (pbk.)

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