Catalogue description Home Office: Scientific Adviser's Branch: Reports ( CD/SA Series)

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Reference: HO 225
Title: Home Office: Scientific Adviser's Branch: Reports ( CD/SA Series)

This CD/SA series of reports is concerned with scientific aspects of the possible threat to the civil population posed by a future war using atomic or thermonuclear weapons, and the consideration of measures that might be employed to mitigate the effects of enemy attack. The earlier papers presuppose a major threat from atomic weapons of the kind used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, whereas those of later date deal with the more serious threat arising from thermonuclear weapons.

Date: 1948-1966
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: CD/SA file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Home Office, Scientific Advisers Branch, 1948-1970

Physical description: 131 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

These reports do not at any point define government policy on the subjects discussed. They formed part of the input of the Scientific Adviser's Branch to the policy-making process, and/or suggested areas where further research was necessary.

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