, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 14, 2007 -- Warheads Over Kent by D C Lyes ISBN 0950912808
SOON TO BE MADE AVAILABLE AS AN Ebook
First published in 1983 - A year before the award winning BBC film 'Threads', 'Warheads Over Kent' tells the gruesome affects that a nuclear attack would have on the people of Kent in the U.K. Millions of people watched that film and were aghast by its hard-hitting storyline. Many still remember it to this day.
This book concentrates on the area of Kent - rather than the area of Sheffield (as told in Threads) and similar to the film holds no punches in coming forward with the dreadful consequences a nuclear attack would have on the 'Garden of England'.
The book (paperback) is out of print. However, an Ebook version is soon to be released by the publisher and can be downloaded at http://www.worldwidebooks.net The Ebook will contain the exact script from the paperback version, along with detailed maps to guide the reader through this disturbing and revealing journey.
An extract from the book reads;
"So, within 15 seconds of detonation the whole population of East Kent will have been at hazard from the flash - blindness, crashes, falls, deaths and injuries ensuing; the whole of Thanet and beyond alight to umpteen fires; the whole population of Thanet and beyond at risk from the thermal pulse - hundreds of you, possibly thousands, writhing in the agony from burns; 7 square miles and all persons therin will have disappeared.
Those of you fortunate enough to have escaped injury so far will have, at most 8 to 35 seconds in which to take survival action. Delaying to help, or even to utter words of sympathy to injured family, friend or colleague, will almost certainly mean that you will join them. So very many of these heart rending decisions will have to be made so very quickly.
Rapid expansion of the fireball creates a wave of pressurised air - the blast or shock wave - travelling at almost the speed of sound, moving from 12 t.n.p. (12 times normal pressure), to normal over 7Â½ miles. 5 t.n.p. is sufficient to fell the average house; 2 t.n.p. to blow out windows, doors and shatter roofs. A nuclear blast wave is much longer than that of former conventional weapons: its pressure and leverage power is sustained and more destructive over a longer time. Particularly where more than one warhead is exploded, the blast has a tendency to rise and fall, thus producing a more shattering earthquake effect. Persons and debris are hurled about at much greater speeds; collisions are much more violent. These facts should be borne in mind as you attempt to visualise the mini-earthquake yet to devastate your neighbourhood."
Download the Ebook at http://www.worldwidebooks.net