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The bomb : South Africa's nuclear weapons programme

Author: Nic Von Wielligh; Lydia Von Wielligh-Steyn
Publisher: Pretoria : Litera, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First English edition
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South Africa's Bomb kept the world guessing for years. Six-and-a- half nuclear bombs had been secretly built and destroyed, former South African President F.W. de Klerk announced in 1993. No other country has ever voluntarily destroyed its nuclear arsenal. From 1975 Nic von Wielligh was involved in the production of nuclear weapons material, the dismantling of the nuclear weapons and the provision of evidence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nic Von Wielligh; Lydia Von Wielligh-Steyn
ISBN: 9781920188481 1920188487
OCLC Number: 930598649
Language Note: Translated from the Afrikaans by Sandra Mills.
Notes: Originally published in Afrikaans as Die bom: Suid-Afrika se kernwapenprogram by Litera Publikasies, 2014.
Description: xvii, 550 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1: 25 Centuries from Abdera to Hiroshima --
Part 2: Atoms in the service of peace (or how to tame a monster) --
Part 3: The bomb in the bushveld --
Part 4: The end of an era --
Part 5: Cooperation between Israel and South Africa --
Part 6: From polecat to model citizen --
Part 7: A South African stall in Khan's atomic bazaar --
Part 8: A murky crystal ball.
Other Titles: Bom.
Responsibility: Nic von Wielligh, Lydia von Wielligh-Steyn.
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The Bomb: South Africa's nuclear programme is a story of nuclear explosions, espionage, smuggling of nuclear materials and swords that became ploughshares. It is an account of ground-breaking  Read more...

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