Catalogue description Ministry of Defence and predecessors: Microbiological Research Establishment and predecessors: Reports and Technical Papers

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Reference: DEFE 55
Title: Ministry of Defence and predecessors: Microbiological Research Establishment and predecessors: Reports and Technical Papers
Description:

This series contains reports of the Microbiological Research Department (1946-1957) and Microbiological Research Establishment (1957-1959) at Porton Down, Wilts.

Date: 1940-1988
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Microbiological Research Department, 1946-1957

Microbiological Research Establishment, 1957-1959

Physical description: 462 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1998

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Microbiological Research Department and Microbiological Research Establishment were responsible for assessing the biological warfare threat, devising means of protection and detection and studying the organisms involved. MRE also used its specialised facilities in aid of various civil organisations. Currently the series holds development notes and field trial reports

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