Porton Down

Porton Down

Porton Down is the United Kingdom’s government military science park. It is situated slightly northeast of Porton near Salisbury in Wiltshire. It is located within a vast Ministry of Defense
During the Second World War, research concentrated on chemical weapons such as nitrogen mustard, plus biological weapons including anthrax and botulinum toxin.
In the 1950’s chemical and biological tests were carried out on ‘volunteer’ service personnel
Presently the site is involved amongst other activities in the testing of anthrax and toxic nerve agents on animals.

With thanks to Experimentsrus for the the Freedom of Information request to get these series of videos, that show biological field trials in the Porton Down site in Wiltshire in the 1950’s.


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