Crossing the Line: Trafficking and Torture of Human Guinea Pigs in 1950s U.S.-U.K. Atomic Test Biological Experiments
‘Crossing the Line' examines the claims by ex-military servicemen of trafficking and medical torture of human guinea pigs at nuclear test sites in Nevada and South Australia in the mid-1950s. The book also reviews recent disclosures by an American journalist and an Australian academic that lend added credibility to the atomic veterans' allegations. More
U.S. and Australian veterans who participated in 'atomic battlefield' exercises at nuclear test sites in the mid-1950s say that they witnessed secret experiments being carried out on human captives. These prisoners - some handcuffed in cages and others locked in compounds at the test sites - were placed near the ground-zeros of nuclear detonations to study the biological impacts. It is believed that few or none survived the experiments. When these ex-military servicemen shared their stories portraying trafficking and medical torture of the prisoners decades ago, their collective claims were rejected or ignored. But, in recent years, more evidence has emerged that sheds light on the alleged human rights crimes. The new information not only significantly bolsters the believability of the allegations but also reveals more likenesses in the twin sagas on two continents. This book, which places the reader in the jury box, presents the evidence and calls for action to prosecute the scientists and political or military leaders responsible in an international forum of justice.