British nuclear scientist fled test zone but left troops to face the blast

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The chief scientist at Britain’s controversial nuclear tests FLED the danger zone… while thousands of troops were left behind to be nuked.

Dr William Penney’s own RAF batman (personal assistant) says he and top military brass left the area before the biggest bomb exploded in the South Pacific because, scientists admitted, they “didn’t have a clue what would happen”.

“Penney scarpered somewhere safe and only came back in the evening, hours after the bomb,” said Ralph Gray, now 73.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/01/25/british-nuclear-scientist-fled-test-zone-but-left-troops-to-face-the-blasst-115875-21070042/

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