Want to see the lengths that a Government will go in order to cover up a potential disaster that occurred during a series of Biological Warfare (BW)
experiments that were conducted in public areas?
Recently released documents show that the Government of the time, including Prime Minister Winston Churchill, were prepared to risk an outbreak of
plague on the north-west coast of the UK, rather than admit that the UK were conducting open air plague experiments.
Even though this incident took place over 50 years ago, the subject matter is as relevant now as it was then; especially given the enormous increase
in BW research which has taken place in the UK and US since 2001.
The Sunday Times
September 11, 2005
Trawler crew exposed to deadly plague test
FOR more than half a century it has remained one of the most closely guarded secrets of the cold war.
In a series of biological weapons tests off the Isle of Lewis, monkeys and guinea pigs were suspended from cages on pontoon bridges and exposed to
clouds of deadly bubonic plague.
Now, newly declassified files have revealed for the first time the recklessness of Operation Cauldron, where lives were put at risk and government
officials embarked on a cover-up to prevent the tests being exposed.
The documents reveal that the fishing boat Carella strayed into the test zone and the crew were put at risk from the tests.
However, ministers decided not to warn the crew and failed to prevent them returning to port, potentially putting the population of Britain in danger
from the deadly pathogen.
Instead, they ordered two ships, including a destroyer, to trail the trawler on its three-week fishing trip to Iceland and to intercept any distress
calls should a crew member fall sick.
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