Tocsin Bang - The Cold War story of the Royal Observer Corps





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Published on Feb 21, 2007

In the atmosphere of the Cold War, with a network of hundreds of observation posts, the Royal Observer Corps adapted itself from being the eyes and ears of the RAF, to becoming the field monitoring force of the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation.

Had the UK been attacked with nuclear weapons, the ROC, from their protected underground bunkers, would have monitored where the bombs had fallen and how the subsequent deadly fallout might have affected the country.

TOCSIN BANG (taken from the codeword triggering the British response), tells the story of the Corps through the eyes of the Observers.

- What was involved with being a member of the Corps?
- How did it feel to be part of a crew?
- Would it have worked if we were involved in a nuclear attack?

Tocsin Bang Running time approx 105mins
Extra Material approx 30 mins


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