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Fire and the Atomic Bomb Dennis Illingworth Lawson Joint Fire Research Organization, Fire Research Bulletin No. 1. London : H. M. Stationery Office, 1954. (Obsolete material is omitted.) At its first nuclear weapon test, "Operation Hurricane", in October 1952 Britain began exhaustive studies of the ignition of fire by nuclear weapons.  These nuclear test studies were headed by George Reginald Stanbury, the civil defence thermal ignition expert of the Home Office, and by D. I. Lawson...
Topics: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Operation Hurricane
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British Mission to Japan, "The Effects of the Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki", 1946. Notice that this book contains an error in casualty curve, by assuming that the 15,000 school children clearing firebreaks outdoors in Hiroshima for which immediate casualty records were available (who were mainly in the open and on the roofs of wooden houses, removing roofing) are representative regardless of the locations of people indoors or outside, and regardless of the type of building....
Topics: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, nuclear weapons, effects of nuclear weapons, British Mission to Japan, 1946
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U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS) Report 90, Incendiary Attacks on Japan, documenting the 9 March 1945 Tokyo firestorm and other incendiary attacks in detail. Unpublished and initially classified Restricted distribution. Photos in this report for Tokyo (pages 71-123) hould be compared to the declassified originally Secret USSBS Report 92, Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The effects are very similar. See also: The effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan (the secret...
Topics: U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, USSBS, Tokyo, incendiary, air raid, World War II.
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Dirkwood Corporation and related reports on Nuclear Weapon Casualties in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. U.S. Government non-copyright work. Review: www.glasstone.blogspot.com See also: The effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan (the secret U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey report 92, Pacific Theatre) located at: http://archive.org/details/TheEffectsOfTheAtomicBombOnHiroshima
Topics: Dirkwood Corporation, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, nuclear weapons, Texas City Disaster
British nuclear test Operation Hurricane - secret reports to Winston Churchill and the vital civil defense data it yielded during the Cold War. Originally Top Secret reports on the first British nuclear test (a simulated subversive Russian nuclear attack on the Port of London using an atomic bomb detonated inside a ship in the Monte Bello islands). Includes reports to Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the fallout, thermal, blast radiation, ground shock, water shock, and cratering effects, the...
Topics: Nuclear weapons, civil defence, civil defense, Operation Hurricane, fallout, radiation, Winston...
The effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 1947 U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey secret Pacific Theatre report number 92, with added relevant declassified research on nuclear weapons testing effects and scientific research on civil defense against other threats. Discussion: www.glasstone.blogspot.com The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, secret, unpublished three-volume May 1947 report The 14 October to 26 November 1945 U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey of Hiroshima is the key...
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Topics: Nuclear Weapons, Atomic Weapons, Civil Defense, Civil Defence, The effects of the atomic bomb on...