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Nuclear War In Britain

READ THIS!! if you just want to see the bomb drop skip to 45:00 and watch from there, its really quite horrific. Threads was aired on 1984, one Sunday night at 9pm to an unsuspecting UK TV audience, it single handedly put the nation off the nuclear war effort and was then quitely removed from the archives until 2002. Threads redefines the word grim and is hard to imagine what sort of impact this would have had on its viewers given its from an era in TV when there was only 4 channels and a Mary Whitehouse mentality towards censorship. On the plus side it shows that the BBC were once brave and did care about quality programming that dealt with factual real life issues, you know stuff people really needed know.

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Submitted: 01/04/2013
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#1 - luncheonlad (01/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
War. War never changes.
User avatar #3 - Brendansmom (01/04/2013) [-]
User avatar #17 - shittypants (01/08/2013) [+] (2 replies)
wait wait hold the **** up is that ET at 50:10?
#14 - toastiestzombies (01/06/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Damn, this film must have been the scariest one in the world back when nuclear war was a really big legitimate threat. Now it still is, of course, but it's not nearly as big as back then. I really wish there will be a post-apocalyptic game that doesn't make it fun like Fallout and is more like this, it would be amazing.
User avatar #11 - gowge (01/05/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Why was the bomb dropped on Sheffield of all places?
Was it because of the mines?
#5 - ieatmormonbabies (01/04/2013) [+] (4 replies)
We should have nuked all them bitches while we had the chance.
User avatar #6 to #5 - dambusta (01/05/2013) [-]
right, i'm going to ask you 'wich side? soviet union, or england'
if you pick the first one, alright but still i'm glad we didnt
if you pick the second, *gets torch and holds it under face* get ready to burn
User avatar #4 - ilikecows **User deleted account** (01/04/2013) [-]
I live in Wales, but if something like this happened in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, anywhere in the world or here... I just wouldn't know what to do - even in this day and age.

This was horrendously disturbing, so I can definitely tell why people thought that Nuclear War is a terrible and tragic thing. I hope to God that no country ever uses Nuclear Bombs on eachother, ever again...
#2 - Absolute Madman (01/04/2013) [-]
Oh bloody hell! they gone an pop'd their kill streak they ave!
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