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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Drake Seager
DRAKE SEAGER, Edward R (d 1996)
Created [1953], 1994
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files


Administrative / Biographical history

Attended British nuclear tests, Monte Bello Island, Western Australia, 1952, and Emu Field, Australia, 1953; Indoctrinee Force Coordinator, BUFFALO nuclear tests, Maralinga, Australia, 1956.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by Drake Seager in 1995.

Content & structure

Scope and content

'Operation BUFFALO: the indoctrination of serving officers. AWE Report No T1/93', official Atomic Weapons Establishment report on a nuclear warfare training programme for British Army officers held during the BUFFALO atomic tests at Maralinga, South Australia, 1956, written by Drake Seager in 1994 using contemporary notes and reports. 'British atomic trials', copy of printed article by Drake Seager, [1953].

System of arrangement

2 files

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided forresearch use only. Requests to publish original material should besubmitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for MilitaryArchives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Jun 1997

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Armed forces
  • Higher science education
  • International relations
  • Military education
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear testing
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Operation Buffalo (1956)
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Warfare

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Maralinga, Australia, Oceania

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