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(Untitled), 4-6 Aug 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/28/45-51

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Copy of a covering letter from WSC to Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, marked "private" sending on two enclosures and undertaking to support the government on national defence, while reserving the right to criticise the Government on defence spending, and suggesting a recall of Parliament at the end of August.Includes enclosures: A copy of a note by WSC (dated 4 August) suggesting a plan for creating an emergency army for Western Europe, including the need for increased length of service by British armed forces, and stressing the need to defend the American bombing base in East Anglia with fighter aircraft from the United States and anti-aircraft artillery. A note by Lord Cherwell [earlier Frederick Lindemann] to WSC on atomic research and the government's decision not to move the responsibility for atomic energy away from the Ministry of Supply to an independent body. Cherwell feels that this will lead to resignations of key individuals, and that "production and even research will gradually atrophy..."Carbon typescript annotated "Copy to Mr Eden" [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon].


  • Creation: 4-6 Aug 1950

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