|B Reactor National Historic Landmark, Hanford, WA|
|Hanford Control Room|
|PEACE breaks out!|
|B Reactor Core, Hanford, WA|
Even fewer are aware of the surprising connection between Hanford and Madagascar. No, it has nothing to do with escaped lemurs!
In the Madagascar chapter of America Invades we detailed the astonishing link between Madagascar and the A-bomb...
"It was the French who ultimately became the Western power dominating the island, which meant that in 1942, with Vichy France in control of Madagascar, strategically located near vital Allied supply routes, the Allies had a problem. The result was the British invasion of Madagascar in that year, Operation Ironclad. Now we didn’t play much of a role in that, at least not openly, but it is interesting to note that almost as soon as the invasion was complete and successful, we sent in people to start shipping graphite from Madagascar to America as a crucial component of the project to create eventually an atomic bomb. The first nuclear chain reacting pile was built towards the end of 1942 and used four hundred tons of graphite. The second was built in the spring of 1943 with the first graphite shipment from Madagascar. Some have even suggested the acquisition of this graphite was at least one of the motives for the invasion in the first place." (Source: America Invades, www.amzn.com/1940598427/)
|America Invades with a bomber escort of Bombshell Red|
Airfield Winery, Sunnyside WA
|Go Richland Bombers!|
|Look Ma, No water and no Plutonium since 1968!|
|America Invades Hanford|
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