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Armageddon

Armageddon, Armageddon, Armageddon out of Here.

 

Protect and Survive was first published in 1980 to advise the public on what to do in the face of nuclear war.

The pamphlet is now set to be republished by the Imperial War Museum ahead of its People Power: Fighting for Peace exhibition opening later this month.

P&S.jpg

 

Interesting Information, if a little dated....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4319466/How-survive-nuclear-war-1980-Government-leaflet.html...

 

Don't Panic

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4322382/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-updates-nuclear-attack-guidelin...

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Not long before those leaflets we had a volunteer Civil Defence force of circa 600,000 people trained and equipped to help the victims of a nuclear attack on the UK.  The Home Office budget for this was cut and the responsibility spun off to local authorities. Let's just say, our disaster recovery ability is more limited than it was.

The last of the wood fired field kitchen cookers from the Civil Defence Force were lost at sea on the Atlantic Conveyor during Falklands War.

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Ah yes, I remember getting one of those. 

We lived near Swansea at the time and it was reckoned that an air-dropped free-fall bomb over the bay would result in complete destruction over a two mile radius and severe damage over five I think it was. Anyways, if that didn't get us the radiation would have - so I just put it in the bin.

Build a shelter from doors or hide under the stairs? They must have been talking out of their you-know-where.

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This is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area, just remember it's a secret so do not tell anyone about it !

 

www.hackgreen.co.uk

 

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So it this one if you're up north.

http://www.secretbunker.co.uk/

 

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@Mook

If you are planning to visit that one, do it in the next few years otherwise you might need a passport to get there.

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No need for a passport for that one but maybe for Hack Green, it being on the other side of the border!

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When I joined the BBC as a trainee many years ago, before 1980, we were informed that there was a Secret Bunker underground, for Government use in the event of War or Civil Disturbance.

 

We never did get to see it, but it made sense, as the BBC Training College at Wood Norton, nr Evesham, was chock full of Broadcasting equipment.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/the-bbc-bunker-they-dont-want-you-to-know-about-212...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36865345

 

The bunker (known as PAWN – Protected Area Wood Norton)

http://www.thecoldwar.uk/protected-area-wood-norton-the-bbcs-cotswolds-bunker/

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Re: Armageddon

You might need it sooner rather than later. Interesting article in the Independent today & NBC News was running coverage of it as well. Apparently patience is running out with North Korea as this article seems to infer.

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@chuffchuff

Doubt we have much reason to worry, North Korea has a long list of those it considers the enemy and we are well down on that list.

Unlikely they win any wars with most of those on the list including the US which is high on the list.