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Maralinga

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The Chilling Expose of Our Secret Nuclear Shame and Betrayal of Our Troops and Country

by Frank Walker
Publication Date: 26/08/2014
4/5 Rating 3 Reviews
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Investigative journalist Frank Walker's Maralinga is a must-read true story of the abuse of our servicemen, scientists treating the Australian population as lab rats and politicians sacrificing their own people in the pursuit of power. During the Menzies era, with the blessing of the Prime Minister, the British government exploded twelve atomic bombs on Australian soil. RAAF pilots were ordered to fly into nuclear mushroom clouds, soldiers told to walk into radioactive ground zero, sailors retrieved highly contaminated debris - none of them aware of the dangers they faced. But the betrayal didn't end with these servicemen. Secret monitoring stations were set up around the country to measure radiation levels and a clandestine decades-long project stole bones from dead babies to see how much fallout had contaminated their bodies - their grieving parents were never told. This chilling expose drawn from extensive research and interviews with surviving veterans reveals the betrayal of our troops and our country.
ISBN:
9780733631900
9780733631900
Category:
Nuclear weapons
Publication Date:
26-08-2014
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
235x156x29mm
Weight:
0.5kg
Frank Walker

Frank Walker is a veteran journalist. His newspaper roles have included being chief reporter for the Sun-Herald covering defence, veterans' affairs, national security and terrorism.

He's also worked on the Sydney Morning Herald, the National Times, for News Limited in New York, and for Deutsche Welle international radio in Germany.

In 2009, Hachette published his first book, The Tiger Man of Vietnam the remarkable true story of the secret war of Captain Barry Petersen in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

It was a bestseller. Frank followed this with his bestselling Ghost Platoon in 2012, Maralinga in 2014 and Commandos in 2015. He lives in Sydney with his family.

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    This is a chilling account of our history,my Father was in the RAAF and I can now put the pieces together he was there from start to finish and was dead by 1963, God help us all if we ever get another Govt like Bob Menzies,we didn't need to send our men away to war our Lib/Country party killed them,may they all rot in hell

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    if you would like to know more please don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • maralinga

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    the book is excellent,but there is a lot of information that is not in it and if looked in the right places it can be found...