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"The men and women who took part in this massive 1981 exercise had no way of knowing that their worst fears would never be realised.
"... The world is very near the brink now. That night, Britain is pounded by more air raids, with scores of civilians killed, and at least 100 houses destroyed in Liverpool. At dawn, Soviet bombers use nerve gas and chemical blistering agents in attacks on Scotland, Manchester and Carlisle.
"At nine o’clock on the morning of March 20, the War Cabinet meets for the final time. The Red Army has now broken through in West Germany, punching a hole 40 km deep in the Allied lines.
"Accordingly, the supreme Nato commander has requested ‘authority to execute a nuclear strike on targets in the territory of [Soviet] satellite countries’. He wants to launch 29 nuclear weapons at 5 am the following day, aimed at military bases in East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria."