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Ministry of Home Security, Newcastle

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Date: 1939 - 1945
History: The Ministry of Home Security was established in September 1939 to co-ordinate civil defence at the outbreak of the Second World War. Regional civil defence offices were led by 12 regional commissioners who co-ordinated and directed local authority defence services. The regional war rooms collected information concerning enemy raids, damage to infrastructure and accidents involving unexploded bombs. Information from these regional war rooms was sent to the central Home Security War Room in London. The Newcastle War Room covered the 'North East region', this included Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham, the North Riding of Yorkshire and Hull.
Places:
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central) >
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C233918
Collections
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1939 - 1945: intelligence summaries
Tyne and Wear Archives

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