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Pym, Francis 1922-2008

Overview
Works: 28 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 653 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Sources  Biography  Genealogy  Drama  Filmed performances  Filmed plays 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: TP270.5, 662.2
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Most widely held works about Francis Pym
 
Most widely held works by Francis Pym
Europe, America, and South Africa( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of consent by Francis Pym( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis in the Falklands by Margaret Thatcher( Recording )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Foreign Minister Pym discusses the negotiations underway to settle the crisis in the Falkland Islands
Sentimental journey : tracing an outline of family history by Francis Pym( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Security and disarmament : the Council for Arms Control third annual lecture by Francis Pym( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's contribution to the development of the Third World : speech to the Royal Commonwealth Society by Francis Pym( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's predicament : a new approach to the speed of light by Francis Pym( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Conservative Party and devolution : four viable options : a preliminary draft of a submission to an all-party conference by Francis Pym( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Strategic Defense Initiative : a European view by Francis Pym( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoshu shugi no honshitsu( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabrique de jardin, Sissinghurst Gardens, Sissinghurst, 1969( Visual )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A few green leaves by Francis Pym( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Defense in democracies : the public dimension by Francis Pym( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Some thoughts on the reform of tax and benefits by Francis Pym( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The bomb by Special Broadcasting Service Corporation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A comprehensive analysis of the human implications of the escalating nuclear arms race, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby. The film moves from the {u2018}Hibakusha{u2019} (survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) in Japan to the computerised weapons systems of the US military, spanning time and space as it traces the evolution of the Bomb. Dimbleby reports from outside the White House ahead of the 1980 US election, a campaign dominated by the issue of defence. Back in Hiroshima, two female Hibakusha discuss the atrocities they witnessed in 1945. Their experiences contrast with the didactic reassurances of the British government-produced Protect and Survive television series. Dr Howard Hiatt, Dean of Public Health at Harvard University, points out that treating critically injured victims would be impossible even in optimal conditions. At Northallerton Town Hall in Yorkshire, officials undergo a training exercise simulating the aftermath of a nuclear attack, quickly revealing the extent to which society would disintegrate in such circumstances. Professor George Kistiakowsky, Chief Scientific Advisor to Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, discusses the psychology behind the arms race, blaming the superpowers for influencing the foreign policies of other nations. Kistiakowsky{u2019}s concerns are shared by Herbert Scoville, former Deputy Director of the CIA. Scoville fears that volatile nations with nuclear weapons will resort to them in a crisis. Another concern is the possibility of accidents. The NORAD headquarters, which monitors the risk of nuclear attack, has encountered three false alarms in the past year. New technology will enable missile counterstrikes issued by computers, increasing the risk of error. For decades, peace has relied on the concept of mutual assured destruction (MAD); the presumption that neither side would risk a nuclear conflict in the knowledge that they too would be obliterated. But President Carter recently endorsed the PD59, a new strategy that sanctions counterforce in the form of {u2018}limited nuclear war{u2019}. US Under-Secretary of Defence Walter Slocombe explains the doctrine, which incorporates {u2018}demonstration{u2019} firings through to targeted nuclear attacks. He admits that there is no guarantee that this type of warfare will remain {u2018}limited{u2019}. Paul Warnke, former Chief SALT II Negotiator, fears that the PD59 will result in nuclear holocaust, a view shared by Kistiakowsky. The programme explores the development of MX missiles {u2013} a mobile system engineered to protect against Russian strikes, and considers the growing opposition to the absurdities of the Civil Defence programme. In part three, the documentary returns to Japan, reporting from a hospital set up to care for the victims of the 1945 attacks. Dimbleby reports on the SALT II agreement and its aftermath. Admiral Sir Terence Lewin discusses the escalation of the arms race in the {u2018}theatre{u2019} of Europe, a form of one-upmanship that threatens to run out of control. The British Trident nuclear programme and the public protests it engendered are shown. The British Secretary of State for Defence, Francis Pym, labels the protestors hypocrites, benefiting from the protection of the US nuclear programme without wishing to house weapons on their own soil. When Dimbleby asks if he supports the better {u2018}dead than red{u2019} adage, Pym defends nuclear armament on grounds of the protection of freedom. The film concludes in Hiroshima on 6 August, 1980, a national day of remembrance and show of affirmation against nuclear armament
The alliance and arms control : ten misconceptions : speech by Francis Pym( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speech to Royal Commonwealth Society, 7 December [1982] by Francis Pym( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speech "about Britain's contribution to the development of the Third World"--p. 1, when Francis Pym was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
 
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Einstein's predicament : a new approach to the speed of light
Alternative Names
Francis Pym, Baron Pym

Francis Pym, Baron Pym British politician

Francis Pym, Baron Pym Brits politicus (1922-2008)

Francis Pym, barwn Pym

Francis Pym britischer Politiker der Conservative Party

Francis Pym britisk politiker

Francis Pym brytyjski polityk

Francis Pym personnalité politique britannique

Francis Pym politico britannico

Пим, Фрэнсис

فرانسيس بيم، البارون بيم

ピム, フランシス

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