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11th August

modchemwarfPotentially lethal biological agents were unleashed on an unsuspecting British public and chemical warfare was trialed on military personnel as part of Ministry of Defense (MOD) experiments carried out over decades, a shocking new book reveals.

In his latest work, entitled ‘Secret Science: A Century of Poison Warfare and Human Experiments,’ University of Kent historian Ulf Schmidt presents a series of case studies about covert state projects conducted between 1939 and 1989.
MoD released potentially lethal bacteria on London Tube, chemically experimented on soldiers
I recall when I was a teenager an older work colleague attempting to persuade me to spend a week (I think it was) of my holiday in a government project which the man told me was to find a cure for the common cold. It was well-paid, and he’d done it a few times, he said. Where was it? Porton Down. I never went. Even then it seemed stupid. – Ellis

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