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source five
British civil defence poster on the hydrogen bomb and what to do in a nuclear explosion, not dated
(Catalogue ref: INF 13/281 f.7)


  1. Why do you think this source was written? What were the objectives of the government?

  2. To what extent do you believe people would have been reassured by such information?

  3. How realistic are the defence measures contained in this information?

  4. Would you agree or disagree with the view that this poster deliberately gave a misleading impression by playing down the real impact of a hydrogen bomb?