These top-secret tests offered no benefit to Australia and left the public completely in the dark. This book reveals the devastating consequences of that decision."--Back cover.
Author: Elizabeth Tynan
Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
In September 2016 it will be 60 years since the first British mushroom cloud rose above the plain at Maralinga in South Australia. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland. In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and relinquished control over them and left the public completely in the dark. This book reveals the devastating consequences of that decision. This book is the most comprehensive account of the whole saga, from the time that the explosive potential of splitting uranium atoms was discovered, to the uncovering of the extensive secrecy around the British tests in Australia many years after the British had departed, leaving an unholy mess behind."
Although there were apparently no renegade neutrons attached to the airplane or
to his body, he was still more than a bit jumpy about this whole atomic radiation
business. His skepticism arose from the inability to get anyone in the know to ...
Author: Mack Maloney
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
The XF-86 Sabre jet. It was the most sophisticated air weapon ever developed-or so America hoped as the nation faced the chilling dawn of the Cold War. But first it had to be tested... in the perilous New Mexico proving grounds of the new age of atomic warfare...The men who flew the test missions were as fine-tuned as their machines-but it was the stuff they were made of that made the difference... in a savage secret war in the Korean skies and in-fighting on the ground that never made the headlines but made and changed history...You'll also want to read Desert Lightning, the first exciting novel in this rousing new series about U.S. test pilots, STORM BIRDS.
Tynan, Atomic Thunder, 171. 58. Donald F. Thomson, The Aborigines and the
Rocket Range (1947; Coburg, Vic.: Challenge Press, 1957), 1. While activism
against the establishment of the rocket range was hardly limited to Communists,
Author: Monash University
Publisher: Lexington Books
This study provides a cultural history of Nuclear Age Australia. The author examines the country’s role as a weapons testing site, its ambition to join the postwar nuclear club of nations, the heated controversies surrounding uranium mining and nuclear power, and the rich complexity of Australian cultural response to the fact and possibility of atomic destruction.
ambition; Stalin will see “lightning flashing” and hear “atomic thunder” and
Moscow will lie in ashes. “When the atomic bombs start falling, do you have a
place to hide?” the singer asks Stalin. “Smoke on the Water” pervades this song,
too, and ...
Author: Charles K. Wolfe
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
"Listening to the Beat of the Bomb" UPK author Charles Wolfe discusses his work and his new book Country Music Goes to War in the NEW YORK TIMES. While Toby Keith suggests that Americans should unite in support of the president, the Dixie Chicks assert their right to criticize the current administration and its military pursuits. Country songs about war are nearly as old as the genre itself, and the first gold record in country music went to the 1942 war song "There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere" by Elton Britt. The essays in Country Music Goes to War demonstrate that country musicians' engagement with significant political and military issues is not strictly a twenty-first-century phenomenon. The contributors examine the output of country musicians responding to America's large-scale confrontation in recent history: World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the cold war, September 11, and both conflicts in the Persian Gulf. They address the ways in which country songs and artists have energized public discourse, captured hearts, and inspired millions of minds. Charles K. Wolfe, professor of English and folklore at Middle Tennessee State University, is the author of numerous books and articles on music. James E. Akenson, professor of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee Technological University, is the founder of the International Country Music Conference. Together they have edited the collections The Women of Country Music, Country Music Annual 2000, Country Music Annual 2001, and Country Music Annual 2002.
4 Cpl. Thomas Howard (Company A, 754th TB) was already in training at
Legaspi, Luzon, for the invasion of Japan when his company received news that
an atomic bomb had been dropped on Japan. He wrote: Events started
happening, the ...
Author: Gene Eric Salecker
Publisher: Stackpole Books
First work dedicated solely to the use of Army tanks in the Pacific Theater. Covers armor battles in the Philippines, Makin, the Solomons, Rabaul, New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa.
Their publicity people claimed that atomic automobiles, atomic airplanes, atomic
ocean liners—even atomic houses, where a small reactor in the closet would split
atoms for heat, cooking, and electricitywere all just around the corner. It made ...
Author: Brian Kelleher
The XF-86 Sabre jet was the most sophisticated air weapon ever developed, or so America hoped as the nation faced the cold War.
As Ilse had seen, very up-close and personal at Durban, Clayton was an expert
in atomic demolition. Jeffrey went on. “This mole ARBOR says they're about to
start mass production of the missiles, inside the lab. T H U N D E R IN
T H E D E E P ...
Author: Joe Buff
In his electrifying first novel Joe Buff instantly established himself as the ultimate chronicler of 21st-century warfare by taking military fiction and submarine combat to a new level of authenticity, vision, and power. Thunder in the Deep picks up where Deep Sound Channel left off, bringing to life a frightening seascape where technology pushes warriors to new extremes, and warriors push technology to the max. This time the difference between victory and defeat hinges on the two most advanced nuclear attack submarines in the world. The Challenger is the weapon of the future, a ceramic-hulled nuclear attack submarine whose electronic eyes and ears are the most advanced ever created. It is commanded by acting captain Jeffrey Fuller, a former SEAL turned submariner whose aggressiveness has made him a rising star — and sometimes scares the hell out of his crew. Fuller’s mission is to rescue the Virginia-class fast attack sub Texas, now lying on the bottom of the Atlantic just off the Azores. But the enemy — a newly resurrected and fanatically militaristic Germany — knows where the Texas is, too, and knows the Challenger is coming. It is Challenger the Germans want, dispatching their own high-tech supersub, the Deutschland, to destroy her. In this war your enemy is a blip on a console hardwired into an integrated nuclear weapons system. Ships are vaporized off the surface of the sea, nuclear shock waves unleash deadly tsunami waves, and smart submarines do battle with smart aircraft sent to hunt them down. For Jeffrey Fuller and the Challenger, for the men on board the Deutschland, the race beneath the ocean’s surface across a horrific underwater war zone will demand every bit of courage and skill they can muster just to survive. Before it’s over, the Challenger’s mission is radically redefined: Fuller, his SEALs, and freedom fighter Ilse Reebeck are sent into Germany itself — to plant a nuke right in the gut of the enemy’s power structure. Thunder in the Deep plunges the reader into the middle of some of the fiercest and most thrilling depictions of underwater warfare ever written. It is an electrifying novel of military strategy and action, a powerful tale of technology and humanity that will have you breathlessly turning pages until the explosive climax.
While the nation survived Pearl Harbor and the early days of Axis victories, the
nation sought ways to mobilize and deploy a force to defeat Germany and Japan.
The introduction of nuclear weapons changed everything. A single atomic bomb
Author: Clayton K. S. Chun
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Everything you always wanted to know about one of the most important weapons technologies of the twentieth century.
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Author: Jon B. Cooke
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
This is the authorized — and definitive — book on the history of such memorable characters as Dynamo, No-Man, Lightning, Andor, the Iron Maiden, and all the other super-heroes and super-villains created by the late, great Wallace Wood and company! Included are interviews with Woody’s creative team, as well as those superb writers and artists involved in the various Thunder Agents resurrections over the decades, and a detailed examination of the origins and exploits of the characters themselves, including the shocking truth behind the first super-hero to ever be “killed,” Menthor, the master of mental force! This exclusive book also features reams of rarely-seen or previous unpublished artwork, including a rare 28-page T-Agents story drawn by Paul Gulacy, unpublished stories by Gulacy, Paris Cullins, and others, all behind a Jerry Ordway cover. Edited by Jon B. Cooke.
“Count the seconds until the thunder, and you know how far away the storm is,”
said Marilyn Albion. “Aren't you clever!” said Nellie Kelly. “Now back to where
Monroe's soul goes,” said Mrs. Finnegan. “She wasn't just another brain-
Author: Phyllis Burke
Follows the life of Marilyn Albion through landmarks of American history from Sputnik to Vietnam.
In February , Truman declared , ' We have got to protect our information and we
must certainly try and see that the British do not have the information to build
atomic weapons in England because they might be captured . ' One British
Author: Denys Blakeway
Includes descriptions by Yami Lester and others of atomic testing at Maralinga; effect on Aboriginal health; brief references to Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara tribes.