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Newly released documents include details of military string vest tests

July 2005

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Recent releases at The National Archives

Details about biological warfare precautions for the civilian population. Documents indicate that there were only enough respirators for one in five people in the United Kingdom.

The collapse of the Bretton Woods system of exchange rates set to the dollar. There are details about the mounting pressure on sterling at the time, and the very rapid way in which the decision to float was made.

A Subjective study of string vests under hot/dry conditions.

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