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Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed

  • Where:
    The National Archives, The National Archives, Bessant Dr, Kew, Richmond, TW9 4DU
  • When:
    4 April to 8 November
    9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Every:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Next On:
    July 23rd 2019 at 9:00am
  • How much:
    Free
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Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed
Opening on 4 April 2019, exactly 70 years since the foundations of NATO were formed, The National Archives’ new exhibition ‘Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed’ will offer a fascinating insight into life in Britain during the turbulent Cold War era.

The immersive exhibition will recreate a government bunker and a 1980s living room, showing the impact of the Cold War on the government and on ordinary people’s lives. Visitors will see a range of archival material including George Orwell’s infamous list of suspected communist sympathisers, memos written by Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill and a plan of Lionel ‘Buster’ Crabb’s fateful spy mission.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of high-profile events exploring the Cold War from a multitude of perspectives.

More details: http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/coldwar/

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