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1a Why did the War Cabinet decide not to publish the full findings of the investigation of the Bethnal Green Tube Shelter disaster?


1b What did the War Cabinet fear would happen if the Germans learned about this disaster?


1c What did the War Cabinet decide to include in the statement about the disaster, which was to be made in the House of Commons?

Extract from War Cabinet Minutes referring to the disaster

PRO ref: CAB 65/34 48(43); War Cabinet Minutes: Civil Defence Bethnal Green Tube Shelter Disaster