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    That part has stil CONFIDENTIAL on it. And that for a book from 1945

    Last edited by Antoon; 18th March 2020 at 02:33 PM.

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    You lost me?........... How can half a book still be "CONFIDENTIAL" and not the other half?

    The IWM has a 20 odd page pamphlet /booklet on the Type 3 Impact pistol, which is great if one lived in London - last correspondence indicated a delay of 16 weeks to obtain a scanned copy pre-Coronia 19 era - so that worst than "CONFIDENTIAL" now!

    Arrghhh
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    Here is an interesting article:

    https://www.academia.edu/11649683/To...f_World_War_II

    Apart from "highlighting" the late war successful USN Exploder MK mechanisms & development (rather than the earlier failures - read the original acceptance criteria!!!), the author brings to one's attention stating that many official US Navy documents of WW2 vintage have mixed SECRET, CLASSIFIED, CONFIDENTIAL & RESTRICTED components.

    What was the original purpose behind having a "mixed" classification document?
    and how did that realistically work?

    For example, would I assume that only people with SECRET clearance could even access the document to start with? And they could only discuss say RESTRICTED components with people with RESTRICTED clearance etc?

    Why not just have the whole document stamped "SECRET"?

    There's probably a simple explanation for it.................

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    If I remember rightly, EOD Publications were mixed, with some data/sections being Unclassified (U), while other portions being either Confidential (C), or Secret (S), with the data/sections marked as such while the overall publication was the the highest security rating. The portions being (U) could be verbally disseminated or photo copied for informational (such as training) purposes to those personnel without or with unknown security ratings. Cheers, Bruce.
    ALL ORDNANCE SHOWN BY ME HAS BEEN INERTED AND HAS NO LIVE FILLERS.

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