Saturday, December 31, 2005


Nuclear secrets of 1975 revealed

`Cabinet papers from 1975 detailing the government’s plans in the event of nuclear war are among new documents released by the National Archives. [..]

TV was to close down, and the BBC to begin a wartime service on radio.

The prime minister would be taken to his bunker but there were no plans at that time to evacuate civilians. [..]

However, the papers showed art treasures from London and Edinburgh would be saved by being sent to slate mines in Wales.

The information is among a raft of unseen material that has been revealed in government records from 1975, now released to the public at the National Archives in Kew, south-west London.’

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