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H-Bombs And Hula Girls: Operation Grapple 1957 and the Last Royal Navy Gunroom at Sea

Michael Johnston.
Item #: D12745
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 320 / 2017
Publisher: Uniform
ISBN: 9781910500682
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In 1957, remote Christmas Island was the site of Operation Grapple, the first successful test of a British nuclear weapon. This illustrated history tells the extraordinary tale of ten young midshipmen on the aircraft carrier HMS Warrior, who sailed through an Atlantic hurricane, squeezed through the Panama Canal, and traveled to Easter Island, to witness a series of three megaton H-bomb explosions. Compiled by crewmember Michael Johnston from journals, letters, and contemporary records, and with a foreword by Prince Philip, the late Duke of Edinburgh, this illustrated book concludes with a surprising revelation that Operation Grapple may not have been quite what it seemed.


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