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Grappling with the Bomb

Published by ANU Press

The Australian National University

Acton ACT 2601, Australia


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National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry

Creator: Maclellan, Nic, author.

Title: Grappling with the bomb : Britain’s Pacific H-bomb tests /

Nicholas Maclellan.

ISBN: 9781760461379 (paperback) 9781760461386 (ebook)

Subjects: Operation Grapple, Kiribati, 1956-1958.

Nuclear weapons--Great Britain--Testing.

Hydrogen bomb--Great Britain--Testing.

Nuclear weapons--Testing--Oceania.

Hydrogen bomb--Testing--Oceania.

Nuclear weapons testing victims--Oceania.

Pacific Islanders--Health and hygiene--Oceania.

Nuclear explosions--Environmental aspects--Oceania.

Nuclear weapons--Testing--Environmental aspects--Oceania.

Great Britain--Military policy.

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Cover design and layout by ANU Press. Cover image: Adapted from photo of Grapple nuclear test. Source: Adi Sivo Ganilau.

This edition © 2017 ANU Press

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