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Author Maclellan, Nic, author.

Title Grappling with the bomb : Britain's Pacific H-bomb tests / Nic Maclellan
Published Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 383 pages) : illustrations
Series Pacific series
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
Summary Grappling with the Bomb is a history of Britain's 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 Britain's nuclear folly
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-373) and index
Notes Print version record
In Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) OAPEN
Subject Operation Grapple, Kiribati, 1956-1958.
Nuclear weapons -- Great Britain -- Testing.
Hydrogen bomb -- Great Britain -- Testing
Nuclear weapons -- Oceania -- Testing
Hydrogen bomb -- Oceania -- Testing
Nuclear weapons testing victims -- Oceania
Pacific Islanders -- Health and hygiene -- Oceania
Nuclear explosions -- Environmental aspects -- Oceania
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Environmental aspects -- Oceania
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning.
Nuclear issues.
Nuclear weapons.
Oceans and seas.
Other geographical groupings, oceans and seas.
Pacific Ocean.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
The environment.
Warfare and defence.
Weapons and equipment.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Hydrogen bomb -- Testing
Military policy
Nuclear explosions -- Environmental aspects
Nuclear weapons -- Testing
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Environmental aspects
Nuclear weapons testing victims
Pacific Islanders -- Health and hygiene
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Military policy
Subject Great Britain
Form Electronic book
Author Australian National University Press.
LC no. 2017479706
ISBN 9781760461386