Ministry of Home Security: Home Security War Room Reports

Details of HO 202
Reference:HO 202
Title:
Ministry of Home Security: Home Security War Room Reports
Description:

Reports made by the Home Security War Room and regional war rooms for the use of the Ministry of Home Security, the regions and other departments.

Date: 1940-1945
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Ministry of Home Security, Home Security War Room, 1939-1945
Physical description: 10 papers
Administrative / biographical background:

The war room network, consisting of the Home Security War Room and regional war rooms, was operational on the outbreak of war and, though designed to transmit news of attack to the centre in the shortest time, the network was used to report such matters as wartime interruptions on the railways or the breaking adrift of barrage balloons which might affect the civil population over wide areas. Regional war rooms, from information received from group and control centres, sent reports to the Home Security War Room which were digested by intelligence staff into twice-daily summaries and daily and weekly appraisals of raids and damage for the use of the ministry, the regions and other departments.

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