November 1958-January 1959: "Battle for Survival"

A.G. Boulton, Naval Member of the JPC, requested that the meaning of “survival operations” be discussed and clarified. In his memo, he suggests that a complete list of priorities be drafted. Boulton proposes that the term “Battle for Survival” be implemented to refer to the survival of combat forces and the federal government as a first priority and civil defence as a second priority. At the subsequent JPC meeting, this issue was considered.

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"Extract from minutes of the 3/59 JPC meeting held 27 Jan 59," LAC, RG 25, vol. 4903, file no. 50115-P-40, part 3; "Requirement for Clarification of the Meaning of "Survival Operations"," 23 Dec. 1958, LAC, RG 25, vol. 4903, file no. 50115-P-40, part 3; "Requirement for Clarification of the Meaning of "Survival Operations"," 26 Nov. 1958, LAC, RG 25, vol. 4903, file no. 50115-P-40, part 3.

November 1958-January 1959: "Battle for Survival"