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Australia's bid for the atomic bomb

Author: Wayne Reynolds
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work argues that after World War II, Australian defence policy was premised on joint nuclear weapons development with the United Kingdom; and that while this endeavour failed, it shaped domestic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Reynolds
ISBN: 0522849148 9780522849141
OCLC Number: 46880369
Description: xi, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Starting Point --
2. Australia Embraces the Fourth Empire --
3. Australia's Manhattan Programme --
4. An Australian Atomic Bomber Force --
5. The 'Problem' of Australian Security --
6. Playing the Empire Card --
7. Lucas Heights, Maralinga and Atomic Strategy in Asia --
8. Suez and the Restoration of Anglo-American Co-operation --
9. The End of Empire Defence --
Beyond the Fourth Empire.
Responsibility: Wayne Reynolds.

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