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Message by Kate Dewes and Robert Green

‘From Dr Kate Dewes and Commander Robert Green, Royal Navy (Ret’d), Disarmament & Security Centre, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Greetings from Christchurch, in nuclear-free New Zealand. Kate first learned about the horrors of nuclear weapons in the early 1970s when, as a music teacher, she had to explain to her class of teenage girls why a piece of music was called ‘Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima’.  On the opposite side of the planet her future husband, Robert, was in the British Royal Navy navigating aircraft carrier-based Buccaneer nuclear-armed strike jets with a target in Russia.