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Review of UK defence year

Title
Review of UK defence year
Genre
News report; Press conference
TX Date
31 Dec 1983
Year of production
1983
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Duration
00:09:51
Description
Part 1 of a report on the British defence year in 1983 as the year draws to a close, on nuclear weapons. The introduction of Cruise nuclear missiles coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Dambusters raids. Defence Secretary Michael Heseltine talks about the inconvenience caused by anti-nuclear protesters. General Secretary of CND Bruce Kent and former Flight Sergeant Ken Brown comment. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Michael Heseltine; Bruce Kent; Ken Brown
Keywords
Government; Margaret Thatcher; Political protests; Demonstrations; Defence; Nuclear weapons; Nuclear disarmament; Second World War (1939-1945); Defence policy; Nuclear warfare; Missiles; CND; Military operations; Anti-nuclear movements; Security; Greenham Common; Operation Chastise (1943); Anniversaries; Military bases

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