The British Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1952-2002: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The British Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1952-2002

1st Edition

Edited by Dr Frank Barnaby, Frank Barnaby, Dr Douglas Holdstock, Douglas Holdstock


200 pages

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pub: 2003-07-30
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The first British nuclear weapon test took place in Australia in October 1952. British nuclear weapons have been a source of controversy ever since. In this book, scientists, doctors, researchers and others assess the military value, political impact, health effects and legality of the programme.

Table of Contents

1. British Nuclear Weapons Policy 2. Legality of British Nuclear Weapons 3. The Nuclear Battlefield 4. My First Trip to Ground Zero 5. Why I Rejected Nuclear Weapons 6. Resisting the British Bomb: The early years 7. The 1980s 8. Recent Times 9. British Nuclear Tests and the Indigenous people of Australia 10. Cleaning-Up Maralinga 11. Long-term Health Effects in UK Test Veterans 12. Health Effects at Home 13. Nuclear Terrorism: Today's nuclear threat 14. An End to British Nuclear Weapons?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security