Chemical warfare in Australia (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Chemical warfare in Australia Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Chemical warfare in Australia

Author: Geoff Plunkett
Publisher: Loftus, N.S.W. : Australian Military History Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
As the Japanese swept towards Australia in 1942, they carried with them chemical weapons, already used with deadly effect in China. To counter the chemical warfare threat, Australia covertly imported around a million chemical weapons (including sixteen types of mustard gas), hiding them in tunnels and sites around the country. This book tells the story of the importation, storage and 'live trials' of the deadly  Read more...
Rating:

based on 2 rating(s) 2 with reviews

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Field guides
Handbooks and manuals
History
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Identification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Plunkett
ISBN: 9781876439880 1876439882
OCLC Number: 225580647
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Armourers remember : Gassed World War I diggers --
Chemical weapons procurement : initial debate / and their retaliatory use : a necessary insurance policy --
Importation --
Chemical warfare agents in Australia --
Armourers remember : the need for secrecy --
Chemical warfare organisation --
Royal Australian Air Force training --
Army training --
Chemical warfare units --
Production and storage --
Armourers remember : Storage sites / Daily routine at the chemical warfare sites --
Transportation : armourers' stories --
Chemical warfare plan --
Armourers remember : The experimental stations and the Brook Island Trials --
Liaison : interservice and international Armourers remember : accidents, incidents and medical treatment --
Stocktake policy and disposal --
Armouers remember : disposal of the chemical warfare stocks --
Sea dumping --
The aftermath : armourers reflect --
Chemical weapons convention and other arrangements.
Responsibility: written by Geoff Plunkett.

Abstract:

As the Japanese swept towards Australia in 1942, they carried with them chemical weapons, already used with deadly effect in China. To counter the chemical warfare threat, Australia covertly imported around a million chemical weapons (including sixteen types of mustard gas), hiding them in tunnels and sites around the country. This book tells the story of the importation, storage and 'live trials' of the deadly weapons. It reveals details of the chemical warfare agents themselves, Australia's retaliatory plans, and the involvement of the USA.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (2)

Chemical Warfare in Australia Website

by Geoff_Plunkett (WorldCat user published 2009-11-04) Excellent Permalink

For those interested in reviews and articles relating to the book the following website may be of interest;

<a href="http://www.mustardgas.org">http://www.mustardgas.org</a>

I had to put in the rating above!

 

 

  • Was this review helpful to you?
  •   

Recommended for lay & technical audiences

by Matt_Burn (WorldCat user published 2009-10-27) Excellent Permalink

I live in the Blue Mountains, Sydney and had no idea the tunnels here stored up to 1,000,000 chemical weapons in World War II. The book is worth getting for the photos alone as there are over 300, in very high quality reproduction.

Although there is a lot of technical information in the...
Read more...  Read more...

  • Was this review helpful to you?
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (11)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.