- 1. These are their
- 2. To each of them
Russia has probably allocated
- 3. a certain number of her
intermediate-range nuclear missiles,
- 4. which are at this moment
- 5. pointing at military objectives
in Western Europe.
- 6. And to each of these locations,
- 7. being those 25 key cities
- 8. in which reside almost one third
of the entire population of Britain,
- 9. Russia has probably allocated
- 10. a further unknown quantity
of thermo-nuclear missiles.
- 11. Each of these cities
and each of these airfields
- 12. combine to crowd into Britain
- 13. more potential nuclear targets
per acre of land mass
- 14. than in any other country
in the world.
- 15. London,
Friday the 16th of September.
- 16. It's just been confirmed
that late last night,
- 17. to show collective Communist support
- 18. for the Chinese invasion
of South Vietnam,
- 19. the Russian and East German
- 20. have sealed off all access
to the city of Berlin
- 21. and have stated their intention
- 22. of occupying the western half
of the city within 48 hours
- 23. unless the Americans in Vietnam
withdraw yesterday's decision
- 24. to use tactical nuclear weapons
against invading Chinese forces.
- 25. Here in Britain,
- 26. Her Majesty's Government has declared
a state of national emergency
- 27. to last the duration
of the present crisis.
- 28. As from 12 noon today, the central
government will cease to function
- 29. and the administration of the country
- 30. will be handled
by 15 regional commissioners.
- 31. A network of emergency committees
consisting of local councillors
- 32. is being set up in every major town
and county borough in the country.
- 33. In view of the seriousness
of the international situation,
- 34. Her Majesty's Government has decided
- 35. that the first task
of these committees
- 36. will be to implement the evacuation
of a certain proportion of civilians
- 37. to safer areas in Wales,
the Lake District,
- 38. pans of Northumberland,
- 39. southwest England, Dorset,
East Sussex and Kent.
- 40. In accordance with the 1962
Government plan for evacuation,
- 41. this dispersal is to apply
- 42. only to certain
specified classes of civilians.
- 43. As from 0900 tomorrow,
- 44. we are to receive a total quota
of 60,000 evacuees
- 45. in five priority classes.
- 46. Class one: children under 15
travelling with mothers.
- 47. Class two: schoolchildren
under the age of 18.
- 48. Class three: adolescents
under the age of 18.
- 49. Class four: expectant mothers.
- 50. Class five: people who are blind,
crippled, aged or infirm.
- 51. - Are there any fathers?
- No. No fathers.
- 52. This woman is arriving
from Bermondsey into Kent.
- 53. She and the other women
on this evacuation bus
- 54. have had to leave their husbands
and elder sons behind in London.
- 55. According to the last published
- 56. there is no provision made for
granting the facilities of evacuation
- 57. to able-bodied men
over the age of 18.
- 58. It is therefore
even at this early point
- 59. that an attempt at
mass evacuation might fail,
- 60. because it's not known
how many women
- 61. would refuse to leave
their husband and their home
- 62. to journey with restricted
possessions to an unknown town,
- 63. there to be compulsorily billeted
with an unknown family.
- 64. Prepare yourself tomorrow
to receive 10 evacuees,
- 65. arriving from the London area
sometime tomorrow morning.
- 66. - What am I going to feed them on?
- It's up to you, madam.
- 67. Are they coloured?
- 68. Within a country where there is still
a degree of racial and social prejudice,
- 69. where there is still a shortage
of housing and living space,
- 70. a number of measures
would almost certainly be necessary
- 71. in attempting the evacuation
of an estimated 10 million people.
- 72. For this woman, the compulsory
sheltering and feeding
- 73. of an extra 8 people.
- 74. For the family
who have ´¼éed this house,
- 75. the immediate requisition
of their home.
- 76. For this man, perhaps imprisonment
if he refuses to billet.
- 77. - 8 evacuees for you.
- 8? I'm not having 8.
- 78. Sorry, sir. You've got to take 8.
- 79. I don't mind two. I haven't got
enough food in there for 8.
- 80. Don't argue. Don't argue.
- 81. I remind you that,
under the emergency regulations,
- 82. with 4 rooms and a kitchen you can
be forced to take 8 people.
- 83. Bloody hell.
- 84. Should Britain ever thus attempt
- 85. the evacuation of nearly 20%
of her entire population,
- 86. such scenes as these
would be almost inevitable.
- 87. All citizens
resident within this area
- 88. are requested to proceed immediately
to the municipal offices
- 89. to collect emergency identification
papers and ration cards.
- 90. Name?
- 91. Sue Wilkinson, 159 Thornton Avenue.
- 92. Widow, children aged 19 and 21:
non-supplementary ration card.
- 93. This entitles you to a basic ration
per week of two ounces of butter,
- 94. a half a pound of margarine,
- 95. two ounces of tea,
a quarter-pound of sugar,
- 96. two eggs,
a half a pint of milk when available,
- 97. a quarter-pound of meat,
two loaves of bread,
- 98. a pound of potatoes when available
and two ounces of bacon.
- 99. It has been estimated that,
even if there were no war,
- 100. Britain would need between 1%
to 4 years to recover economically
- 101. from the effects of full-scale
- 102. And, if there were a war,
- 103. at least 20% of even the areas
into which people had been evacuated
- 104. would themselves be rendered
- 105. by the resulting radioactive fail-out.
- 106. Carbon-H is one of the most dangerous
elements of radioactive fall-out.
- 107. Do you know what it does
to the human body?
- 108. I'm sorry. I haven't heard of it.
- 109. I'm afraid I don't know much
about atomic radiation at all.
- 110. No, I don't.
- 111. No, I'm sorry. I don't know.
- 112. Do you know what strontium-Ml is
and what it does?
- 113. No. No, I'm afraid I don't.
- 114. No, I don't.
- 115. I've no idea really.
- 116. I know it's some sort of gunpowder
or something, that blows up.
- 117. In Berlin
- 118. with rioting West German civilians
and armed East German police,
- 119. there would probably be found
- 120. the necessary ´¼éash point.
- 121. Berlin?
- 122. No. They've had all this before.
- 123. I think it'll die down.
- 124. I don't think there's
anything to worry about.
- 125. No, there won't be a war.
I'm quite convinced of that.
- 126. September the 17th.
- 127. British Civil Defence deliver
to the public for the first time
- 128. details of the hazards to be expected
from radioactive fall-out.
- 129. Would you please read this booklet
and carry out the instructions.
- 130. But what is it?
- 131. It's a Civil Defence booklet, "Your
Protection Against Nuclear Attack".
- 132. - But I...
- Good morning, madam.
- 133. Excuse me.
- 134. What are you doing here exactly?
- 135. We're issuing to as many householders
as possible a copy of this booklet,
- 136. which tells them how to prepare their
houses against blast and fall-out.
- 137. Have people not seen
this booklet before?
- 138. A copy was prepared some years
ago but it didn't sell very well.
- 139. - It wasn't... It wasn't free?
- Oh, no. It cost ninepence.
- 140. The siren system is now being tested.
- 141. Tests will cease
in a quarter of an hour.
- 142. It's been estimated that,
by the time an incoming missile attack
- 143. could be confirmed to
the British National Siren System,
- 144. there would remain before impact
a warning time
- 145. of approximately 2% to 3 minutes.
- 146. And should the attacking missiles
be launched from submarines
- 147. lying off the shores of Britain,
- 148. the warning time
could be less than 30 seconds.
- 149. Move along, there.
- 150. The Civil Defence report have said
that we were going to get
- 151. stuff to shore up our windows and
barricade ourselves in with.
- 152. They didn't tell us where to get it.
- 153. I've been around three places already
and all the stuffs gone.
- 154. And the prices...
- 155. My prices at the moment
run as follows:
- 156. hessian sacks for sandbags, 10 for ┬ú1;
- 157. sand to put in them,
24 shillings per cubic yard;
- 158. soil, ┬ú710s per 5 cubic yards;
- 159. deal planks, 8d to a shilling per ft.
- 160. How much money have you to
spend on building your refuge?
- 161. Well...
- 162. Well, I can't afford more than
17/6 to ┬ú1 at the very most.
- 163. For this amount of money,
- 164. she may purchase
8 sandbags and 6 planks.
- 165. A friend of mine's
a building contractor
- 166. and he's fixed me up
with some stuff.
- 167. I've got this out here
which should help a bit
- 168. and inside I've...
- 169. I've built a refuge like they say.
- 170. I reckon it should be pretty strong,
- 171. hold up quite well.
- 172. And I had a few sandbags left over
so I built another out in the garden.
- 173. It is likely that many thousands
of families in Britain
- 174. would be unable to meet the cost
of even one substantial shelter
- 175. and a Government shelter programme
for every person in the country
- 176. would cost an estimated
two thousand million pounds.
- 177. And I keep this here.
- 178. And I certainly intend to use it
- 179. if anyone attempts
to break into the shelter with me.
- 180. A recent American religious journal
told its Christian readers
- 181. to think twice before they rashly
gave their family shelter space
- 182. to neighbours or the passing stranger.
- 183. September the 18th.
- 184. One hour ago, following
an armed entry into West Berlin
- 185. by Russian and East German troops,
- 186. two NATO armoured divisions attempted
to force an entry through to the city
- 187. and were themselves overrun
by outnumbering Communist forces.
- 188. Faced with this situation,
- 189. it is possible that the American
president would have no choice
- 190. but to threaten to release tactical
nuclear warheads to the forces of NATO
- 191. to show collective determination
- 192. in the event of
a possible Russian attack.
- 193. Faced with this situation,
- 194. the Soviet premier would possibly
be left with no alternative
- 195. but to call this bluff and attack.
- 196. The local area commander
- 197. has authorised the release
of tactical nuclear weapons
- 198. to the British, French and Bundeswehr.
- 199. 15 crew up
for a fast sequence of firing.
- 200. This is a tactical nuclear missile.
- 201. It has a warhead
equivalent to one Hiroshima bomb.
- 202. It is called an Honest John.
- 203. The Honest John, the Mace,
- 204. the Pershing, the Sergeant.
- 205. And if things don't get better soon
- 206. all these weapons are going to be
slamming away nuclear warheads
- 207. and then God help us all!
- 208. It is now planned to increase
NATO reliability on nuclear missiles,
- 209. even should the Russians attack
using ordinary weapons.
- 210. Thus it is possible for the Allies
to be the first to press the button
- 211. in a nuclear war.
- 212. - Did you know this?
- No, I did not.
- 213. I was vaguely aware of it.
- 214. Yes, I did know and
I think it's disgraceful.
- 215. No, I didn't know this at all.
- 216. No. I should think
it'd be a good thing.
- 217. David Edward Thornley.
- 218. Age 37.
- 219. General practitioner in medicine,
- 220. now on the staff of one of a series
of emergency medical-aid units
- 221. being established
in preparation for a nuclear strike.
- 222. Time 9: 1' 1' am.
- 223. September the 18th.
- 224. Dr Thornley stops
to make an emergency call.
- 225. Berwick Street, Canterbury,
- 226. 12 miles from the airfield
at Mansion on the Kent coast.
- 227. - Good morning, Doctor.
- 228. - Come in, please.
- What's the trouble today?
- 229. She's been running
a temperature all night.
- 230. Of the 750 intermediate-range
- 231. at present held by the Russians
- 232. and targeted on the European
countries of the NATO alliance,
- 233. it is believed that a considerable
number are liquid-fuelled
- 234. and are stored above ground.
- 235. Such missiles are therefore
themselves extremely vulnerable
- 236. and, rather than risk losing them
in a counter-bombardment,
- 237. it is likely that the Russians
would have no alternative
- 238. but to fire all of them at a very
early stage in such a crisis.
- 239. Time 9:13 am.
- 240. Quick, let's get back!
There's no time!
- 241. Hurry up inside the house! Quickly!
- 242. Move! Come on, come on!
- 243. This family couldn't afford
to build themselves a refuge.
- 244. This could be the way the last two
minutes of peace in Britain would look.
- 245. Stay away from the windows!
Get all the children!
- 246. Peter! Tony! Tony!
- 247. Where is he? Where is he?
Think! Where is he?
- 248. Nurse, quick. There's a boy outside.
Go and fetch him as quickly as you can.
- 249. 9:16 am.
- 250. A single megaton nuclear missile
overshoots Mansion airfield in Kent
- 251. and airbursts
6 miles from this position.
- 252. At this distance,
- 253. the heatwave is sufficient to cause
melting of the upturned eyeball,
- 254. third-degree burning of the skin
and ignition of furniture.
- 255. 12 seconds later,
the shock from arrives.
- 256. At 7/10ths of a millisecond
after the explosion,
- 257. and at a distance of 60 miles,
- 258. the light from the fireball of a
single megaton thermo-nuclear device
- 259. is 30 times brighter
than the midday sun.
- 260. This little boy has received
severe retinal burns
- 261. from an explosion 27 miles away.
- 262. Give him to me!
- 263. What's the matter?
- 264. This house lies 29 miles
from Mansion airfield
- 265. and 41 miles
from Gatwick Airport in Sussex.
- 266. Under the table.
- 267. Under the table!
- 268. The blast wave
from a thermo-nuclear explosion
- 269. has been likened to an enormous door
slamming in the depths of hell.
- 270. This is the combined shock from
- 271. from one dispersal airfield
40 miles away.
- 272. There are in Britain
at least 60 such targets.
- 273. Rochester in Kent,
- 274. now two square miles of fire,
- 275. resulting from the heat
of a thermo-nuclear missile,
- 276. which has exploded off-course
on its path to London Airport.
- 277. This is the phenomenon which could
perhaps happen in Britain
- 278. following a nuclear strike
against certain of our cities.
- 279. This happened
after the bombing of Hamburg,
- 280. at Dresden, at Tokyo
and at Hiroshima.
- 281. This is what is technically known
as a firestorm.
- 282. Within its centre, the rising heat
from multiple fires,
- 283. caused by both the heat ´¼éash
- 284. and the blast wave
upsetting stoves and open furnaces,
- 285. is sucking in ground-level winds
- 286. at speeds exceeding
100 miles an hour.
- 287. This is the wind of a firestorm.
- 288. I saw a man...
- 289. get caught by a great gust of wind!
- 290. It pulled his jacket
right over his head!
- 291. I believe that we live in a system
of necessary law and order
- 292. and I still believe
in the war of the just.
- 293. Within this car,
a family is burning alive.
- 294. Charles Brooks,
chief fire officer of Chatham.
- 295. Already three of his appliances
have been smashed,
- 296. gutted or overturned.
- 297. "Already 17 of his 60 firemen have
been crushed, burnt or killed
- 298. by ´¼éying debris.
- 299. This is a firestorm.
- 300. Within its centre,
- 301. the oxygen is being consumed in every
cellar and every ground-´¼éoor room,
- 302. to be replaced by the gases of carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide and methane.
- 303. Within its centre, the temperature
is rising to 800 degrees centigrade.
- 304. These men are dying
- 305. both of heatstroke and of gassing.
- 306. In the next world war, I believe
that both sides could stop before
- 307. the ultimate destruction of cities
- 308. so that both sides could retire
- 309. for a period of ten years or so
of post-attack recuperation,
- 310. in which World Wars 4 to 8
could be prepared.
- 311. When the carbon dioxide
content of inhaled air
- 312. is greater than 30%,
- 313. it will cause diminished respiration,
- 314. fall of blood pressure,
- 315. coma,
- 316. loss of re´¼éexes
- 317. and anaesthesia.
- 318. When the carbon monoxide content
of inhaled air exceeds 1.28%,
- 319. it will be followed by death
- 320. within three minutes.
- 321. This is nuclear war.
- 322. 10:47.
- 323. Aircraft of the British V-bomber
force near the Russian border.
- 324. Their purpose, retaliation.
- 325. Their target, people like this.
- 326. If the Russians or anyone else
attacked Britain with nuclear weapons,
- 327. would you want us to retaliate
- 328. by destroying an equal number
of Russian cities?
- 329. Yes. Yes, I would. Yes.
- 330. It's just a vicious circle but
I suppose we should have to retaliate.
- 331. People think the British are always
sort of forgiving and forgetting
- 332. and I think we'd have to retaliate.
- 333. I wouldn't want us to stand back
and do nothing about it but...
- 334. Yes, I think perhaps...
perhaps I would.
- 335. Oh, yes, I think so, definitely.
- 336. Yes, I suppose I would.
- 337. Technically and intellectually,
- 338. we are living in an atomic age.
- 339. Emotionally, we are still living
in the Stone Age.
- 340. The Aztecs on their feast days would
sacrifice 20,000 men to their gods
- 341. in the belief that this would keep
the universe on its proper course.
- 342. We feel superior to them.
- 343. These are the inhabitants
of what was once
- 344. a housing estate
near Rochester in Kent.
- 345. Following the explosion
of three single megaton missiles
- 346. within this one county boundary,
- 347. it's been estimated
that each surviving doctor
- 348. would be faced by
at least 350 casualties,
- 349. many suffering from severe
second and third degree burns.
- 350. I had a little boy with me.
- 351. He had his legs burned off.
- 352. Some...
- 353. Some of the...
- 354. Some of these people
are just falling apart.
- 355. As far as is known, it is at present
planned by the Civil Defence
- 356. that each doctor, working
in a forward medical-aid unit,
- 357. place every casualty into one
of three carefully defined categories
- 358. to determine whether or not that
casualty is worth hospital treatment.
- 359. It's the third category
that are worst.
- 360. For these...
- 361. it's just hopeless.
- 362. So we put them into
what we call the holding section.
- 363. These are people with
50% or more body burns.
- 364. This doctor knows that each patient
he places in the holding section
- 365. will be left to die in pain
- 366. I know what'll be happening
in a few days.
- 367. They'll be...
- 368. They'll be asking me to kill them.
- 369. What you are seeing now is
another possible part of nuclear war,
- 370. an armed police squad
helping the overburdened doctors
- 371. to relieve the misery
of those in category three.
- 372. If I decide to hit and perhaps kill
another man myself,
- 373. then I must be prepared to accept
the moral responsibility.
- 374. If I give the Government
the right or the means
- 375. on my behalf
- 376. to kill people of another country,
- 377. then the situation is no different.
- 378. I must again myself accept
the moral responsibility.
- 379. It's been estimated
that a nuclear attack on Britain,
- 380. using approximately 160
single megaton missiles,
- 381. would immediately kill
or seriously wound
- 382. between one third and one half
of her entire population.
- 383. It would destroy from 50% to 80%
- 384. of all her main food production
and storage facilities
- 385. and from 50% to 80% of
the power plants needed to run them.
- 386. Such an attack,
using weapons of one megaton,
- 387. could be described as minimal
- 388. because it's now more than possible
- 389. that missile warheads
or free-falling bombs
- 390. of between 5 to 10 times
that power would be used instead.
- 391. I think extra numbers would have
made no difference at all to all this.
- 392. 15 or 20 times the number
of Civil Defence
- 393. wouldn't have stopped the initial
attack from killing or maiming
- 394. exactly the same number of people.
- 395. It was the title they had all wrong.
- 396. Call this defence?
- 397. These will be the other casualties
of a nuclear war.
- 398. Physically unmarked,
- 399. there will almost inevitably be
thousands of people
- 400. suffering from many complex states
of fear and shock,
- 401. due to the things they've seen
- 402. and the things that have
happened to them.
- 403. Many of these people
- 404. will probably lapse into
a state of permanent neurosis
- 405. because they will totally outnumber
- 406. the psychiatric services
needed to cure them.
- 407. This, too, will be the legacy
of thermo-nuclear war.
- 408. I've already had a dozen or so
of my men go under
- 409. just with the strain...
- 410. overwork.
- 411. People tend to forget that
- 412. a Civil Defence worker,
- 413. anybody like this...
- 414. is just a normal human being,
- 415. with normal human reactions
- 416. This policeman has spent
the entire rescue period
- 417. searching for his missing family.
- 418. No one's allowed in here.
- 419. Go on. Clear off.
- 420. Even in the lightly hi!
County of Kent,
- 421. there would be immediately an estimated
50,000 corpses to dispose of.
- 422. Will you tell us what's
going on in there?
- 423. They're not allowing
any photographers in there.
- 424. Yes, I know but just a minute.
- 425. Will you tell us what
they're doing in there, please?
- 426. They're simply burning the bodies.
- 427. The buildings are full of them.
There's just too many to bury.
- 428. The buildings are full
- 429. so all we can do do is
put them on to raised steel girders
- 430. and put a fire underneath.
- 431. It's just like making a grill.
- 432. Two days after the attack,
- 433. the military authorities, to stop
the possible spreading of disease,
- 434. seal off two square miles of the
damaged area that had been Rochester
- 435. and arm the surviving police, determined
to prevent by force if necessary
- 436. relatives of the dead removing bodies
before the process of burning.
- 437. We were doing the job,
- 438. burning the bodies,
- 439. when two of the soldiers said they
weren't going to do it any more.
- 440. One of their officers came up
and told them to get on with it
- 441. and they said no again.
- 442. So he shot them both on the spot.
- 443. Everything that you are now seeing
- 444. happened in Germany after
the heavy bombing in the last war.
- 445. It would almost certainly
have to happen in Britain
- 446. after a nuclear war.
- 447. Another thing the Germans did
after the bombing on Dresden
- 448. was they took the wedding rings
from the bodies.
- 449. They were trying to identify them
from the inscription inside the ring.
- 450. We also are doing this.
- 451. We are keeping the rings
in this bucket here.
- 452. This is a possible part
of nuclear war.
- 453. For the following 48 hours,
- 454. an estimated one third of
the entire land surface of Britain
- 455. would be covered
by a total dose of radiation
- 456. exceeding 10 times the amount needed
to kill a man in the open.
- 457. For many of those within this area
- 458. who had remained even inside
the shelter of their homes,
- 459. there would be death
within five weeks.
- 460. I know a thing or two about
leukaemia and suchlike.
- 461. I deliberately haven't spoken
to my wife about this
- 462. in the last couple of days.
- 463. You know, I'm...
- 464. I'm so scared.
- 465. I just want my kids to grow up,
- 466. I don't know what's going to be
left of anything.
- 467. I can't change that now.
- 468. I suppose I'm just being selfish.
- 469. I just want my kids to be straight
- 470. and not to have this poison
working in their bones.
- 471. The main effect of exposure
to severe radiation
- 472. is to stop the renewal of the
cellular lining of your intestine,
- 473. with the result that your body fluids
flow straight out
- 474. from the raw inside of your intestine
- 475. and you literally dry out.
- 476. This is the menu of a meal
- 477. prepared by the welfare section
of the Civil Defence Corps
- 478. during an exercise supposed to take
place after a thermo-nuclear attack.
- 479. "Braised steak, carrots, sprouts,"
- 480. roast and mashed potatoes,
- 481. "steamed pudding,
apple pie and custard."
- 482. After a nuclear attack
on the United States,
- 483. would Americans live
as they're accustomed to,
- 484. with automobiles, ranch houses,
television, freezers and so on?
- 485. No-one can say.
- 486. We've got a bathful of water that
hasn't been changed now for 5 days.
- 487. It's all the water we've got.
- 488. We have to drink from it
- 489. and have to cook with it
- 490. and wash with it.
- 491. At Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
- 492. the population 3 months later
- 493. was found to be apathetic
and profoundly lethargic,
- 494. people living often
in their own filth,
- 495. in total dejection
- 496. and inertia.
- 497. This baby boy has been
bitten on the arm by a rat.
- 498. There are now no medicines or drugs
available to prevent the disease
- 499. which may well follow.
- 500. I was carrying
a loaf of bread home today
- 501. from my mother
who had given it to me,
- 502. when a guy comes up
and offers me a pound for it.
- 503. Well, what could I say?
- 504. You can't eat a pound note.
- 505. In the face of growing hunger riots,
it is very possible
- 506. that dwindling supplies of food would
finally be kept as a form of bonus,
- 507. for those who perform the precarious
maintenance of law and order.
- 508. The result of such partial feeding
- 509. would in itself be almost inevitable.
- 510. On this day, the first food rioter
is killed by the police in Kent.
- 511. Tell them to go back.
- 512. One in the air.
- 513. Two days later,
- 514. as a direct result of this incident,
- 515. a police ammunition truck
and its contents are seized
- 516. and its volunteer drivers murdered.
- 517. String him up!
- 518. In Germany during the last war,
it was noticed that,
- 519. with people who'd suffered
personal loss or deprivation,
- 520. even amongst the so-called
decent middle class,
- 521. there was a tendency to develop
indifference towards the law
- 522. and to indulge in looting,
black market and petty theft.
- 523. This is a Government
Food Control Centre,
- 524. seized and pilfered
by armed anti-authority elements.
- 525. This is Mrs Joyce Fisher
- 526. She was a housewife.
- 527. Three yards from her,
- 528. the bodies of the military guard.
- 529. When morale falls,
ideals fall and may go
- 530. and behaviour becomes more primitive,
more a thing of instinct.
- 531. Three clays later, the first policemen
in Kent are killed.
- 532. Within the next 15 years,
- 533. possibly another 12 countries will
have acquired thermo-nuclear weapons.
- 534. For this reason,
- 535. if not through accident
or the impulses of man himself,
- 536. it is now more than possible
- 537. that what you have seen happen
in this film
- 538. will have taken place
before the year 1980.
- 539. On the authority
of the regional commissioner,
- 540. under article 17,
dealing with civil disturbances
- 541. and the prevention of Crown-appointed
officers from carrying out their duty,
- 542. John Edward Jarrett
and William Michael Eades
- 543. are hereby sentenced to death
by firing squad.
- 544. May God have mercy on their souls.
- 545. Kneel.
- 546. We will say
the Lord's Prayer together.
- 547. Our Father which art in heaven,
- 548. Hallowed be thy name.
- 549. Thy kingdom come.
- 550. Thy will be done on earth,
- 551. as it is in heaven.
- 552. Give us this day our daily bread.
- 553. And forgive us our trespasses,
- 554. as we forgive them
that trespass against us.
- 555. And lead us not into temptation,
- 556. but deliver us from evil.
- 557. Amen.
- 558. Father, have mercy upon their souls,
- 559. for they know not what they do.
- 560. Take aim.
- 561. Fire.
- 562. For those who haven't had access
to orange juice, fresh vegetables,
- 563. vitamin C in general,
and that'll be most people,
- 564. haemorrhages around the gums will
set in at about the 4 month stage
- 565. and then you're into
the initial stages of scurvy,
- 566. with swelling of the ankles
- 567. and bleeding into
the joints of your body.
- 568. December the 25th.
- 569. A refugee compound in Dover, Kent,
- 570. four months after the attack.
- 571. Due to radiation,
this little boy has only half
- 572. the requisite number
of red blood corpuscles.
- 573. He will be bedridden for seven years.
- 574. Then he will die.
- 575. This happened at Hiroshima.
- 576. This girl is pregnant.
- 577. Because of her constant exposure
- 578. she has no idea whether or not
her baby will be born alive.
- 579. The thing that terrifies me most
is the little ones.
- 580. If they've suffered badly
from the effects of...
- 581. of the sight of this horror
- 582. it is probable that as a consequence
- 583. some of them may suffer
terrible character disorders.
- 584. One just doesn't know.
- 585. I saw one of the little boys
in the compound here yesterday.
- 586. He was bouncing around,
- 587. playing hopscotch I think,
- 588. and suddenly he sat down
- 589. as though he were very tired
- 590. and his face went listless
- 591. like that of an old man.
- 592. These children
are orphans of the attack.
- 593. They were each asked what they
now wanted to grow up to be.
- 594. I don't want to be nothing.
- 595. Neither do I.
- 596. I don't want to be nothing.
- 597. Neither do I want to be nothing.
- 598. On almost the entire subject
of thermo-nuclear weapons,
- 599. on the problems of their possession,
- 600. on the effects of their use,
- 601. there is now practically
a total silence in the press,
- 602. in official publications
and on television.
- 603. There is hope in any unresolved
and unpredictable situation.
- 604. But is there a real hope
to be found in this silence?
- 605. The world's stockpile
of thermo-nuclear weapons
- 606. has doubled
within the last 5 years
- 607. and now is the equivalent of almost
20 tons of high explosive
- 608. to every man, woman and child
on the planet.
- 609. This stockpile
is still steadily growing.
- 610. Resync. Bas2003 ® 2021.