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Ernest Bevin

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That won't do at all .. we've got to have this .. I don't mind for myself, but I don't want any other Foreign Secretary of this country to be talked to or at by a Secretary of State in the United States as I have just had in my discussions with Mr Byrnes. We've got to have this thing over here whatever it costs .. We've got to have the bloody Union Jack on top of it.
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Peter Hennessy, "Cabinets and the Bomb", Oxford University Press 2007, p. 48.
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Remarks at Cabinet Committee GEN75, 25 October 1946, about the development of the British atomic bomb.

 
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