Be brave: British Queen’s message for imaginary nuclear war | NDTV.com

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It was drafted by government officials at the height of the Cold War as part of a wargaming exercise designed to work through potential action if nuclear conflict became a reality.

Details of the WINTEX-CIMEX 83 exercise were among the latest tranche of government documents to be released by the National Archives.

Although only a simulation, the text of the address – supposedly broadcast at noon on Friday March 4, 1983 – evokes the fears of the time as the monarch seeks to prepare the country for the unimaginable ordeal ahead.

There are references to her “beloved son Andrew”, who was then serving as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot, and the address by her father George VI on the outbreak of World War II — a speech later dramatised in the film “The King’s Speech”.

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