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Britain, Australia and the bomb : the nuclear tests and their aftermath

Author: Lorna Arnold; Mark Smith
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In 1947, Britain decided that it must possess nuclear weapons. Unlike the US and the USSR, it did not have the vast empty spaces in which to conduct the tests that would be necessary to develop these  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorna Arnold; Mark Smith
ISBN: 1403921016 9781403921017 1403921024 9781403921024
OCLC Number: 76350829
Description: 322 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to Second Edition Atomic Policies and Policymakers Why Australia? Hurricane 1952 Totem 1953 A Pregnant Pause 1953-6 Maralinga: A Permanent Proving Ground Mosaic 1956 Buffalo 1956 'There Must Be Further Trials to Come': Weapons Planning 1956-7 Antler and After Kittens, Rats and Vixens The Maralinga Range after 1963 Health & Safety and the NRPB Studies In Retrospect
Responsibility: Lorna Arnold and Mark Smith.

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