Cold War: Nuclear politics in the 1950s and 1960s Return to the case study menu
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2a You work for a newspaper and you have just received this announcement. Write a main headline and a sub heading for an article based on this announcement.

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2b What evidence is there that Source 1 may have influenced this document?
2c The British, US and USSR governments answered very few questions about their nuclear policies. If you had been a reporter at the time
  • what questions would you have asked the government about this announcement?
  • which questions do you think they would have answered?


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    Secret British government report advising on the reporting of Britain's nuclear testing programme, 1957

    Secret British government report advising on the reporting of Britain's nuclear testing programme, 1957