For almost five decades, the United Kingdom made plans for a nuclear attack that never came. To help their citizens, civil servants and armed forces prepared those in power a variety of booklets, posters, and how-to guides.
Taras Young is a researcher & writer who has produced a book, “Nuclear War in the UK”, detailing much of this Cold War ephemera such as the infamous Protect and Survive guide, as well as fascinating lesser-known materials prepared for the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation and the Royal Observer Corps.
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In today’s episode, we delve into Taras Young’s collection in an eye-opening look at the way Britain’s authorities reacted to the Soviet nuclear threat…
We welcome Taras to our Cold War conversation…
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Taras’ Web site – Communicating the Unthinkable https://coldwar.org.uk/
Interview with Taras in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/30/uk-was-primed-for-nuclear-war-in-the-uk-taras-young-interview
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