Reference ho199/484
Title Security Executive Conferences: minutes of meetings and observations as subjects for discussion
Former Department Reference HSI 192/1
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Censorship and surveillance, Post-war planning
Document Types Meeting Minutes, Official Correspondence, Press Summaries and Publications
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Argentina, Australia, Blackpool, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Chile, Colombia, Cornwall, Cuba, Cyprus, Devon, Dorset, Egypt, Eire, Farnborough, Fiji, Gibraltar, Great Yarmouth, India, Japan, King's Lynn, Lisbon, London, Lytham St. Annes, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Oban, Peru, Portland, Portugal, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay
Organisations British Broadcasting Corporation, British Council, Committee on Economic Policy, Committee on the Re-Distribution of Electoral Constituencies, Home Defence Executive, Liaison Officers' Conference, Royal Air Force, Security Executive, Security Service
Notes Documents in this file were retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act 1958. The following article(s) have been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: Sunday Express, 13 April 1947, Hitler Did Not Know - Truth About Blitz.


A file containing minutes of the meetings of the Liaison Officers' Conference, and related documents, on matters of censorship and home security. Topics covered in the file include the exclusion of the names and addresses of important factories from correspondence; restrictions on people photographing potentially sensitive subjects, such as bomb damage and factories; and the publication of figures relating to exports, coal, and employment. Other topics discussed include rules for the censorship of information on flying bombs; a draft schedule of actions to be taken at home after an armistice with Germany; the employment of Italian and German prisoners of war; the danger of information being leaked during the visits of foreign journalists; and civilian identity checks. The file also includes a translation of minutes from a meeting between Hitler and his service advisors on the frustration of not knowing the extent of bomb damage on London.


Adolf Hitler, agriculture, air raids, air-raid precautions, Alfred Duff Cooper, aliens, amenities, bomb damage, books, British Dominions, Bulgarian nationals, censorship, chemicals, civil aviation, coal, construction, demographics, depots, dockyards, doctors, electricity, employment, explosives, exports, factories, film, Finnish nationals, fire watch, flying bombs, forests, freight shipping, French nationals, fuel, gas, German nationals, gold, government departments, haulage, healthcare, holidays, Hungarian nationals, identity cards, imports, industrial production, industry, infrastructure, insurance, Irish nationals, Italian nationals, Jehovah's Witnesses, journalists, labour supply, law, metals, military equipment, motor vehicles, munitions, natural resources, naval personnel, newspapers, Normandy landings, overseas trade, petrol, photography, ports, postal communications, post-war planning, prisoners of war, public health, publishing, quarrying, radio broadcasts, railways, reserve stocks, roads, Romanian nationals, rubber, sanitation, secrecy, sewerage, soldiers, statistics, The Daily Telegraph, transportation, Turkish nationals, tyres

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