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Comprehension
2a Look at the Committee members and sponsors of the Direct Action committee. Is this information any use to the historian?
2b What seem to be the main concerns of the Committee?
2c What kind of protest are they planning and why have they chosen this method?

Analysis and Interpretation
2d Did the public share the concerns of the Committee about nuclear weapons?
2e Why has the Committee targeted Thor Rocket bases?
2f What evidence is there that the Committee was well organised?
2g Is there any evidence that they were unpatriotic or even traitors?

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    A leaflet published by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War in October 1959

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    A leaflet published by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War in October 1959