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Chernobyl-A Nuclear Disaster

The events of 26th April 1986 have had a renewed interest since the release of HBO’s television series, examining the aftermath of the nuclear disaster. Millions across the world have watched the series. Tourism has increased to the region. Has Chernobyl renewed the debate around nuclear power? Emilia Bazydlo examines the event and how it […]

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Object of the Moment-International Conscientious Objector Day

Conscientious Objectors To coincide with International Conscientious Objectors Day, here are two of the many Conscientious Objectors that we have information about at The Peace Museum. Thomas Linwood Bower Thomas Linwood Bower was a Conscientious Objector from Bradford who refused to fight during the First World War. He opposed the war effort on religious grounds […]

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September Object of the Month Blog

The Daigo Fukuryū Maru which translates to the Lucky Dragon 5, was a Japanese wooden tuna fishing vessel.  It was on a fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean near the Marshall Islands on 1st March 1954 when it was exposed to nuclear fall-out from the testing of the Castle Bravo thermonuclear weapon by the United […]

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