Bernal – scientist and socialist – was a life-long campaigner for peace. He was president of the Marx Memorial Library 1950-71 and his library was donated to the MML in 1979. The library includes reports from UN committees and international conferences, in addition to runs of periodicals on all aspects of twentieth century campaigns for peace.

A.C.F. Beales, The History of Peace, London, G.Bell&Sons Ltd (1931). Frontpage.
What Price Humanity? by Theodor Rosebury (pf. 2)
What Price Humanity? by Theodor Rosebury, one of his unpublished articles. (pg. 1)
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs Venice, Italy - April 11-16, 1965
Disarmament Forum No. 1 (1985).
J.D. Bernal at work
J.D. Bernal at work
Published by the US Government in 1945 this report details the scientific methods used to develop the hydrogen fuelled nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

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