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Civil defence

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 261 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), [Jun] [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/56
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Cutting [from the Kentish Mercury] on statements by Herbert Morrison at an election meeting in East Lewisham [London] on WSC and the decision not to sound warnings for single flying bombs.

Dates: [Jun] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Jun] [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/57
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Memorandum [from Henry Brooke, later Lord Brooke of Cumnor, MP for West Lewisham, London] attaching a report from the Kentish Mercury [CHAR 20/231/56] and commenting on the likely effect on local Conservative electoral fortunes of remarks by Herbert Morrison on the Lewisham flying bomb. [Carbon copy].

Dates: [Jun] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/59
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Cutting from the Times reporting a meeting in East Lewisham [London] at which Herbert Morrison, former Minister of Home Security, defended himself in connection with two bomb incidents in the constituency, claiming he countermanded WSC's order that sirens should not be sounded in single flying bomb incidents.

Dates: 27 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Aug 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/60-61
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Cutting from Hansard of a statement by Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary, on warning signals for flying bomb attacks followed by a number of questions.

Dates: 01 Aug 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/62
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Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs in relation to public transport, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers].

Dates: 31 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/63
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Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC on revising a draft statement on the imminent danger warning [for flying bomb attacks] in relation to advice to the public and public transport. [initialled].

Dates: 28 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/64
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Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC on the imminent danger warning system [for flying bomb attacks] in relation to bus drivers and advice given to people receiving the warning indoors. [initialled; annotated by Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary].

Dates: 31 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/65
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Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison], and for Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] to see, on the need to clarify a paragraph concerning buses in [Morrison's] draft statement on the imminent danger warning [for flying bomb attacks]. [Carbon copy; annotated by WSC's Secretary Patrick Kinna].

Dates: 29 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/66
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Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, stating that the Civil Defence Committee have agreed that warning officers should be given the discretion to sound warnings for single flying bombs and reporting on a "nasty incident" at Lewisham [London]. [initialled; annotated by WSC on 29 July and also by Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary; flagged "Y"].

Dates: 28 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/67
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[?Home Office] Note stating that the new public warning system [for flying bomb attacks] will not affect factories [addition to CHAR 20/231/68-69]. [initialled by WSC and annotated by his Private Office].

Dates: 29 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Jul] [1944]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/68-69
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Draft [House of Commons] statement [prepared by the Home Office] setting out the new warning system for flying bomb attacks. [annotated by WSC and his Private Office].

Dates: [Jul] [1944]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/70
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Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] generally approving of [Morrison's] statement [on the new warning system for flying bomb attacks], suggesting further information is given, and commenting on the timing of the announcement [to the House of Commons]. [Carbon copy].

Dates: 26 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/71
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Draft minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] generally approving of [Morrison's] statement [on the new warning system for flying bomb attacks], suggesting further information is given, and commenting on the timing of the announcement [to the House of Commons]. [annotated by WSC].

Dates: 26 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/72-73
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Statement by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security] setting out the new warning system for flying bomb attacks, prepared as an answer to Edgar Granville MP. [Carbon copy].

Dates: 27 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/74-75
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Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] giving views on a report [on a new warning system for flying bomb attacks] commenting on the universality of the system, instructions to bus drivers and the public, and the terms of the announcement. [Carbon copy].

Dates: 26 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/76
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Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC marked "Secret" enclosing a note of a meeting to consider the institution of a system of imminent danger warnings [for flying bomb attacks, see CHAR 20/231/77-78] and stating that he would like to announce the decision in the House [of Commons] as soon as possible. [initialled].

Dates: 25 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/77-78
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Note of a meeting held in the Home Office between the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison], the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps], the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers], the Minister of Works [Lord Portal, earlier Sir Wyndham Portal], and others, on the institution of a system of imminent danger warnings for air raids, marked "Secret".

Dates: 25 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/79-80
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Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on improving the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison], the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps], the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers], and the Minister of Production [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos].

Dates: 24 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jul 1944 - 25 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/81
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Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC suggesting that warnings for single flying bombs are instituted in "outer districts" of London, but that this will not greatly affect the number of warnings for the main part of London. [initialled] Annotated reply by WSC on 25 July doubting the value of this. [also annotated by WSC's Secretary Patrick Kinna and flagged "X"].

Dates: 20 Jul 1944 - 25 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/82
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Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on whether to modify the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and WSC.

Dates: 10 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/84
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War Cabinet memorandum by the Minister of Labour and National Service [Ernest Bevin] marked "Secret" on public warnings for flying bombs suggesting "some warning of imminent danger should be given generally in the London Region".

Dates: 05 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/85-87
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War Cabinet memorandum by the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] marked "Secret" on public warnings for flying bombs: setting out the existing arrangements in Greater London and the rest of South-East England and arguments for modifying the system, but concluding: "I therefore consider that a public warning is still necessary for flying bombs and piloted aircraft alike", with an appendix of copies of four recent letters from the public on the matter.

Dates: 05 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/88
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Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on modifying the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from WSC, the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps].

Dates: 03 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/89-91
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Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] suggesting the use of air raid sirens "requires immediate consideration" because of the creation of a "great deal of needless unrest", commenting on the need to clarify the purpose of the siren, what he has noticed of people's reactions, and arguing for more use to be made of shelters. [Carbon; annotated by Sir Desmond Morton, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant].

Dates: 03 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Jun 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/93
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Extract from War Cabinet minutes of WSC's comments on reviewing the air raid warning system to ensure that warnings are not sounded because of the presence of isolated aircraft and the conclusion of a Staff Conference later that afternoon to that effect.

Dates: 16 Jun 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open