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David McTaggart audio diary on eve of nuclear blast.

Multimedia | December 17, 2004

David McTaggart's audio diary from Vega, his 38-foot Ketch hove-to in the forbidden zone of an imminent atmospheric nuclear test. Earlier this day, McTaggart had seen the balloon carrying the test device aloft over Moruroa. He and his crew feared the French would detonate the device despite their presence.