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"Running from a nuclear heart attack"

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"Running pythons"



A plan appeared that remained top secret for a long time after the end of the Cold War and which is still not fully declassified, it is clear that something from it is still being used. Originally known as PYTHON, this concept was best phrased as "getaway." Or "running from a nuclear heart attack."

The new plan essentially left Korsham as an operational facility, now defining it as a decoy for missiles (it was assumed that people at the KGB and GRU PGU receive their salaries for free and are not aware that the facility is a dummy). Corsham remained a highly classified object, and it was used to a limited extent as a reserve, primarily so that there was a point of attraction for missiles somewhere, which, if it survived, could turn out to be a useful object later. After 1968, Korsham continued to work in radio networks as a control object, generating traffic that was monitored by both land, sea and space radio and radio intelligence facilities of the USSR. The British believed that this would be enough for disinformation, but they still did not take into account the factor of agent intelligence. In the USSR, they knew or suspected that the old aircraft factory was no longer the main bunker for the top of the Kingdom.

Under the new plans, the UK government was essentially split into two groups. At the start of the crisis, the prime minister appointed a number of deputies (the number varied, but somewhere between 4-6) who were mid-level ministers. These ministers will, in effect, become "prime ministers (appointed)" in a ranking order, and then team up with a small group of roughly 100-250 people, recruited from the military and more civilian specialists and officials.

These crisis teams were then to be dispatched throughout the country to various predetermined locations, including remote locations in Scotland and Aberystwyth University. Three specially military installations, including Bovington (this is where the famous tank museum, in particular), HMS Osprey (this was an unused anti-submarine training facility in Portland, in the bay, on an artificial jetty) and RNAS Culdrose (an airfield aviation in Cornwall), where three groups will arrive. Then they will shut up, hide, and then they will wait for when and where the warheads will arrive. Who will survive - by seniority will take over the leadership. Although the choice of targets seems dubious, in particular, the naval aviation airbase would certainly have been hit, and not alone. But the idea itself didn't seem stupid. But its execution raises doubts.

Meanwhile, it was believed that the "war cabinet" of the government itself would remain in London to the end - not a single declassified document mentions high-ranking members of the government who "fled" from London. Instead, the function of the Cabinet would be to order the use of nuclear weaponand then die under the ruins of the Ministry of Defense, in a bunker located in PINDAR (no laughing matter - this is the "Defense Crisis Management Center"). The fact that this procedure and the very methods of managing nuclear weapons in Britain are archaic, like the tradition of eating oatmeal in the morning - in one of the publications the author considered here. Britain never had a hint of an early warning system, so they could “play” either from external information about the strike (and it's not a fact that Washington would not forget to do this, although one of their radars is located in Britain, in Filingdale Moore ), or wait for the first arrivals of "goodies".

After the strike (they seriously thought that there would be one strike, apparently), the PYTHON plan groups from their shelters, through the surviving radio networks of the "territorial defense forces", would try to establish contact with what was left of the government, and then find out which of them became the main one. At this point, the oldest surviving "appointed prime minister" will be the prime minister of what is left of Britain.

Save the Windsor family - or part of it


The role of the military in all this is much more significant than it might seem at first glance. First, the army was responsible for protecting the royal family, whose wartime plans and whereabouts were never revealed. There was a top secret CANDID plan (well, they have reductions, in the Russian ear, either with fungal diseases, or even, sorry, with sexual minorities), according to which members of the Windsor family will be divided into two groups and sent across the UK under escort Crown Guard units based at Windsor Palace. It turns out that there would be some military protection for the groups themselves, and they would take refuge in military installations or near them. One can only imagine the reaction of the base or facility commander to the sudden discovery on the eve of the war that they should have accommodated the likely future British Prime Minister in a very short time and without prior planning. Or members of the highest family. It is also interesting, and who and how in the highest family decided where and who would go to hide, and whether there were personal preferences of the queen herself? We know that Elizabeth II is a very mischievous and vindictive grandmother, they have a family relationship, and she would have sent her unloved relatives to take refuge in a safe place ... next to the submarine base, for example. But, since the details of this plan are still under the stamp, one can guess indefinitely.

The use of ships was also planned fleet - It is believed that the royal yacht Britannia and the auxiliary helicopter carrier Engadine (decommissioned in 1989) should have been assigned to accommodate the PYTHON group sailing to places as yet unclear. Or for members of the royal family. In all likelihood, these ships should have taken refuge somewhere on the west coast of Scotland, in numerous sea lakes, which would provide good shelter and would remain very secluded. Loch Torridon is often suggested by researchers now as a likely refuge for the group - which is quite logical, since there is also a beautiful majestic palace (now a hotel), which, if necessary, can provide accommodation for VIPs.

Also, at least three ferries on the Scottish line, the Caledonian McBrine, were built with various “non-peaceful” improvements, including a “citadel” of protection against radiation, chemical and biological threats, HLF and decontamination system pumps. It seems highly likely that in the event of war, a large part of the British government would be afloat in the Royal Navy or chartered ship, trying to decide what to do next. However, remembering that the British prime ministers are still writing "letters from the other world" to SSBN commanders leaving on patrols, where there may be advice such as "go to the Americans" or "go to Australia" or "go surrender to the Russians" (a joke, but exclude not) - planning has a very, let's say, low level.

You can't get away from paying for Russophobia


It is difficult to look back to understand how reliable these plans were. However, from a practical point of view, it is interesting to imagine how they would work. The British government had to plan for its own destruction, but there was no way it could test any of these plans in advance. As, however, and any other. But the very approach of the British to such a task still smacks of a certain naivety. The British even got their own VKP very late, almost in the 80-90s.

Could the PYTHON plan have worked? In practical terms, the idea is not stupid, but the execution scheme itself is weak - a small group of disparate officials and officers, brought together with little or no warning and without prior training or knowledge of their roles, would not constitute a convincing and effective “substitute” for central government. On the other hand, at least some sort of selection for psychological and business qualities should have been carried out, and who knows how these survivors would have shown themselves if they were in a country badly destroyed and with numerous vitrified craters glowing at night. After all, Britain is given an important place in its nuclear plans, both the USSR and the Russian Federation, and the survivors there in any case should have envied the dead, as the typically British “business man” John Silver used to say. And the British themselves are to blame for this important place of their country in other people's plans, their consistently Russophobic policy, and even in the wake of Washington. After all, if the "Englishwoman crap" constantly herself and helps others, sooner or later everything will return to her a hundredfold. If he doesn't wiser. But, it seems, they are not given to grow wiser ...
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 30 March 2021 06: 26
    +8
    All the same, we will get to paradise, it is promised, in any case. I collect things, I don’t know, take skis with me. Or is there eternal summer? smile
    1. Ren
      Ren 30 March 2021 06: 38
      +6
      Quote: parusnik
      All the same, we will get to paradise, it is promised, in any case. I collect things, I don’t know, take skis with me. Or is there eternal summer?

      Be sure to take it, there is eternal summer ... but next to the Gardens of Eden and the beach there are high mountain slopes with glaciers and powder - there is where to roam ... wink
    2. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 30 March 2021 06: 57
      +1
      Write nonsense, RAYSobes for what? laughing Everything is provided.
    3. Fitter65
      Fitter65 30 March 2021 11: 31
      +3
      Quote: parusnik
      I don’t know, take skis with you. Or is there an eternal summer?

      Same umbrella problem ... laughing drinks
      1. Akuzenka
        Akuzenka 30 March 2021 16: 43
        +6
        Umbrella, skis. Will there be beer with roach? !!!!!
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 30 March 2021 06: 59
    +1
    (it was assumed that in the PGU of the KGB and the GRU, people receive their salaries for free and are not aware that the object is a dummy)
    Arrogance and an inadequate sense of their own superiority among the Anglo-Saxons is one of the predictable factors, it is a sin not to use it!
  3. Olgovich
    Olgovich 30 March 2021 07: 20
    +2
    It is too small an island to be able to survive with the exorbitant aggressive ambitions inherent in the Angles: today, their doctrine establishes an increase in nuclear weapons by 40% and is directed specifically against Russia.

    To survive, they will have to swim away (if they have time)
  4. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 30 March 2021 08: 08
    +2
    You can't run away from a heart attack, Air Marshal Golovanov, ran, swam in an ice hole and died of a heart attack while jogging
    1. Richard
      Richard 30 March 2021 08: 54
      +7
      Not true.
      Terminally ill Alexander Evgenievich Golovanov died on September 22, 1975 in his bed from rectal cancer
      1. Daniil Konovalenko
        Daniil Konovalenko 30 March 2021 12: 08
        0
        died on September 22, 1975 in his bed from rectal cancer
        .. Swimming in an ice hole and jogging did not help. You run from one, you die from another. But in fact, my comment was not specifically dedicated to Marshal Golovanov.
  5. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 30 March 2021 08: 50
    +1
    Apparently, even then, the sense of reality was not present in them, from here they pervaded all the time of their existence. But everything turned out to be easier if the USSR is kirdyk then England is kirdyk in the 10th degree and the grandmother does not go.
    1. Akuzenka
      Akuzenka 30 March 2021 16: 47
      0
      Apparently, even then, the sense of reality was not present in them, from here they pervaded all the time of their existence. But everything turned out to be easier if the USSR is kirdyk then England is kirdyk in the 10th degree and the grandmother does not go.
      It seems to me that there is no need to multiply entities and their carelessness. Everything is simpler - they were going and are going to attack first and calmly have the opportunity to evacuate in advance. And on the spot, they left notorious suicide bombers, such as "you will be entrusted with management", etc.
      1. Vadim Ananyin
        Vadim Ananyin 30 March 2021 22: 51
        0
        There is no doubt about their practicality, but there is only one question:
        Then what, for themselves?
        1. Akuzenka
          Akuzenka 31 March 2021 10: 40
          0
          In general, the radiation falls off rather quickly and in a year, at most, you can return and live again. Not everywhere, of course, where the induced radiation will be high or more long-lived isotopes are formed, of course not. But there won't be very many such places if cobalt "bonbs" are not used. Then - oh!
          1. Vadim Ananyin
            Vadim Ananyin 31 March 2021 17: 58
            +1
            Something is not noticeable in Chernobyl and Fokushima, something does not slip in this version.
            What about Gamma, the contamination of the area? This question is far from simple!
            1. max702
              max702 31 March 2021 20: 36
              0
              Quote: Vadim Ananyin
              Something is not noticeable in Chernobyl and Fokushima, something does not slip in this version.
              What about Gamma, the contamination of the area? This question is far from simple!

              Duc at the nuclear power plant will not beat it because it is dishonest!
              I was born and raised in a city where there is not a small plant of the Ministry of Medium Machine Building and I can say radiation is very very sad ..
              1. Vadim Ananyin
                Vadim Ananyin April 1 2021 09: 22
                0
                So it is not necessary to hit the nuclear power plant, well, the members of parliament will sit out in the bunker at the moment of a vigorous blow, let's say they get out into the OZK, the entire territory is infected.
                While the decontamination will be carried out, if they can and will have something, many will rest, others afterwards.
            2. Akuzenka
              Akuzenka April 1 2021 10: 24
              +1
              In reactors, there are initially long-lived isotopes, so if a release occurs, it hurts. And the explosion produces short-lived isotopes. This is the fundamental difference. I have already written about the induced radiation.
              1. Vadim Ananyin
                Vadim Ananyin April 1 2021 18: 30
                0
                Still not happy, the difference between the explosion of a nuclear power plant and a nuclear bomb, rocket, projectile
                massively for any life will be fatal. And then everyone will do it.
  6. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 30 March 2021 09: 19
    +5
    God forbid, everyone will get it in a global conflict.
    British SSBNs of the "Vanguard" type (16 trident) each, going to replace the SSBNs "Dreadnought", "Valiant", "Warspite" and "King George VI" + plans to increase blocks from 180 to 260 - a sufficient guarantee of unacceptable damage - non-attack insurance.

    UK Strategic Nuclear Forces (2018)
    Major General M. Vildanov, Candidate of Military Sciences, Associate Professor;
    Captain 1st Rank N. Bashkirov, Candidate of Military Sciences, Professor of the Academy of Military Sciences
    http://factmil.com/publ/strana/velikobritanija/strategicheskie_jadernye_sily_velikobritanii_2018/9-1-0-1287
  7. Operator
    Operator 30 March 2021 10: 34
    +7
    Britain is in a zone of total destruction by our medium-range nuclear weapons. Therefore, the survival / non-survival of the British leadership has no practical meaning - it will have nothing to lead. The plans to disperse the leadership made at least some sense in the 1960s due to the limited number of nuclear warheads in the USSR. But since the end of the 1980s, we have been able to deliver a nuclear missile strike against all European countries using the square-nest method.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 30 March 2021 13: 53
      0
      If the war is only with Europe
      The primary targets are the US military. Then in the Pacific Ocean. Then the EU bases. And what will remain - in terms of the economic and energy infrastructure of the United States and the most developed countries of the European Union.
      No one will bomb any Rochester or Burgas
      1. Operator
        Operator 30 March 2021 14: 14
        0
        On the contrary, proceeding from the strategy of escalating the nuclear conflict, it is useful to "glaze" exactly Europe at the first step without any exchange of strikes on the national territories of the United States and the Russian Federation - like first "glaze" and then look at the consequences from both sides.

        At the same time, it should be understood that nuclear strikes in Europe will be delivered precisely from two sides, since at the initial stage of hostilities from our side, a demonstrative airborne assault will be carried out at key points of the subcontinent, plus a rapid crossing of the border with neighboring countries by tank and motorized rifle formations of the RF Armed Forces. Therefore, no territorial troops (so beloved in Poland and the Baltic states) will not be able to enter into action on the territory of continuous radioactive contamination.

        In general - Khan to European liberals, tolerasts and migrants bully
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 30 March 2021 15: 09
          +2
          There is a double-edged sword. After the landing of troops and the use of even tactical nuclear weapons, the British and French will cut nuclear weapons across Russia, especially after crossing state borders with tank wedges.
          They will be glazed, but we will get it too. And the States and China will sit on the sidelines and rub their hands. Weakened Russia, albeit against the background of the loss of the world's second largest sales market.
          1. Operator
            Operator 30 March 2021 15: 45
            -3
            We will leave Britain and France for a snack - together with the United States.

            After the first stage of the nuclear conflict, the hydrocarbon market will be ours - by delivering nuclear strikes against American bases on the Arabian Peninsula and bringing our expeditionary force there through the Transcaucasus, Iran and Iraq (and whoever of the locals disagrees will go where Europe is).
            1. Bolt cutter
              Bolt cutter 30 March 2021 16: 05
              +2
              After a nuclear storm, hydrocarbons will not be particularly needed and will be needed in the same quantities. Extraction in Africa and Mexico (in the USA - in Texas) will cover all needs with interest.
              1. Operator
                Operator 30 March 2021 17: 12
                +1
                India and China need Arabian hydrocarbons, and we should also conserve Siberian resources. In any case, the pocket does not pull the stock.

                Plus, direct access to the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean through the former NATO country Turkey (Ankara region of the Russian Federation), Syria (the Syrian republic of the Russian Federation), Palestine (Jerusalem region), Jordan (Amman region) and Arabia (Arabian region) will not hurt us.

                And Vladimir Volfovich will finally be able to wash his boots in the Indian Ocean bully
                1. Bolt cutter
                  Bolt cutter 30 March 2021 17: 14
                  +1
                  And the population of these regions will not make the Russian Federation an Islamic republic?
                  1. Operator
                    Operator 30 March 2021 18: 38
                    -3
                    We will deal with the surviving Basmachs on the spot.
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 30 March 2021 21: 21
                      0
                      Quote: Operator
                      We will deal with the surviving Basmachs on the spot.

                      Tell Chagall in the presence of faithful witnesses? ))
                2. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 30 March 2021 21: 21
                  +1
                  Jewish Vladimir Volfovich his Italian boots in the Indian Ocean laughing
                  1. Bolt cutter
                    Bolt cutter 31 March 2021 01: 53
                    +1
                    Albert, and only his dad is a lawyer laughing ? That is, he seems to be not one of yours request ?
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 31 March 2021 02: 25
                      +1
                      If you count according to Halakha - definitely not one of our laughing According to Jewish religious laws, I am also not one of ours, but in fact, I am still that WALRUS (muzzle zhidovs-kyya Jewish) laughing
                      1. Bolt cutter
                        Bolt cutter 31 March 2021 02: 31
                        +1
                        According to Jewish religious laws, I am not one of ours either.
                        So finally cool - you can eat baked pork with cheese on Saturday wassat !
                      2. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 31 March 2021 03: 53
                        +1
                        I try to keep Saturday - not in terms of kosher, of course))
                        The only 24 hours a week when you educate yourself for the family, did not think about work drinks
          2. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 30 March 2021 17: 02
            +3
            laughing
            After the first nuclear strike on an American base, we will be left with Chinese humanitarian aid instead of territories, and not a hydrocarbon market))
            And the Mexicans will build a wall from American refugees along the border with Texas.
            And China will become the largest consumer of oil)).
            1. Operator
              Operator 30 March 2021 18: 41
              -2
              American bases outside the national territory of the United States are equal in status to our expeditionary forces outside the national territory of the Russian Federation - in this regard, these bases are the targets of the first strike in the escalation process.
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 30 March 2021 21: 18
                +1
                It is against them that there will be a retaliatory American nuclear strike, and then it will reach the territories of the countries.
                1. Operator
                  Operator 30 March 2021 22: 11
                  0
                  Quite right - at the first stage of a nuclear conflict, our opponents will strike at our expeditionary forces on the territory of foreign states without prejudice to our national territory, "which was required to be proved" (C).

                  But whether the nuclear conflict will move to a higher level with the exchange of strikes on the national territories of the Russian Federation and the United States - this can only be verified in practice.
                  1. Krasnodar
                    Krasnodar 30 March 2021 23: 41
                    +2
                    That is, in exchange for strikes on the Americans in Saudi and Qatar, we are losing bases in Syria, Central Asia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
                    Not fun, especially since it will lead to an increase in oil prices, making the American shale profitable)).
                    1. Operator
                      Operator 31 March 2021 00: 28
                      -4
                      Instead of bases in former neighboring countries, which have become our national territory, we are deploying our military units.
                    2. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 31 March 2021 02: 23
                      +1
                      That is, let the Amers beat 10-20 thousand of our guys in exchange for their 30-40 thousand, after which we will join Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia? ))
                      Considering that all of them will rush into the Russian Federation stupidly away from the destroyed infrastructures, and in response to the radioactive ashes we will move our children-soldiers, do you think this is a good idea?
                    3. Operator
                      Operator 31 March 2021 07: 15
                      -2
                      "This is war, baby" (C) - those who disagree with children can always move to Europe for permanent residence.

                      And also Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey (without Turks), Syria, Palestine, Jordan (without Jordanians), Saudi Arabia (without Arabians), OAU (without locals), Kuwait (without Kuwaitis) and Qatar (without Qataris).

                      So that no one rushes anywhere, there is a "Newbie".
      2. Fedor egoist
        Fedor egoist 31 March 2021 15: 16
        +2
        Quote: Operator
        After the first stage of the nuclear conflict, the hydrocarbon market will be ours

        After the start of large-scale databases, world markets will collapse. Regional, local supply chains will remain. During the transition to the global phase of the conflict with the use of strategic nuclear weapons, there is no need to talk about any trade at all - there are already other priorities)
        Quote: Operator
        On the contrary, proceeding from the strategy of escalating the nuclear conflict, it is useful to "glaze" exactly Europe at the first step without any exchange of strikes on the national territories of the United States and the Russian Federation

        If not start with "hit at the appointed time". With this development of events, all romantic preludes, such as demonstrative nuclear strikes and border skirmishes with Poles and Tribalts, are canceled. The heat begins immediately)
        Quote: Operator
        But since the end of the 1980s, we have the ability to inflict a nuclear missile strike on all European countries using the square-nesting method ... .boundaries by tank wedges

        So all the same: "checkers" or go?)) We burn out Europe with "square-nested" so that there is no further point in going through the ashes - or we inflict a counter-force (on military bases) + counter-value (on the main cities) blow, leaving the province untouched, and then already "tank wedges"?
        It just became interesting)
        Quote: Operator
        the British and French will cut nuclear weapons across Russia ....... And the States and China will sit on the sidelines

        Again, mutually exclusive statements)) As soon as our early warning system sees the first Tridents from British submarines, the transition to the use of strategic nuclear weapons in full volume will immediately begin. For Trident is precisely an ICBM, and here no one will find out what power the nuclear warhead has - a full-fledged one or a "pop".
        Quote: Operator
        Britain is in a zone of total destruction by our medium-range nuclear weapons.

        Here I completely agree. The Russians have special accounts for this island. There, in the event of a nuclear war, we will asphalt in full, regardless of the development of events in other theaters of operations. By the way, not only the EU will get it - it will fly to the same pseudo-neutral Switzerland, Israel (which seems to have nothing to do with it), the Arab monarchies, and even distant Singapore (the status of a "global city" obliges).
        According to the article: I am glad that Comrade Vyatkin again began to give all the best on VO. On the nuclear topic, my favorite author)
        1. Operator
          Operator 31 March 2021 18: 30
          +1
          In the European theater of operations, at the first stage, it is exclusively square-nested, which does not cancel, but on the contrary, replaces the subsequent raids of our tanks and motorized infantry in filter-protected combat vehicles to the English Channel.

          At the Academy of the General Staff of the USSR Armed Forces in the late 1980s, they were taught to use a dozen tactical nuclear charges with a capacity of 100 Ktn each in the offensive zone of a tank / motorized rifle division in the direction of the main strike, plus about ten chemical munitions with nerve gas of the Novichok type - for those who will survive in anti-nuclear bunkers.
  • Catfish
    Catfish 30 March 2021 16: 30
    +4
    Albert, hello. hi
    Even the late Leonid Ilyich, chewing his tongue, said: "Well, we are with America - okay, at least something will remain, but where is Mrs. Thatcher harnessed to her island, after all, only the waves will roll over there ..." (for I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the quotation, I heard it myself a hundred years ago). smile
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 30 March 2021 16: 41
      +1
      Quote: Sea Cat
      a hundred years ago I heard myself

      Duc and Reagan had fun. "The nuclear bombing will begin in five minutes!" He made fun of it on TV.
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 30 March 2021 17: 09
      +2
      Quote: Sea Cat
      Albert, hello. hi
      Even the late Leonid Ilyich, chewing his tongue, said: "Well, we are with America - okay, at least something will remain, but where is Mrs. Thatcher harnessed to her island, after all, only the waves will roll over there ..." (for I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the quotation, I heard it myself a hundred years ago). smile

      Good afternoon, Konstantin! hi
      Why would Belfast stay laughing
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 30 March 2021 17: 42
        +3
        "When the end of the world comes, there will be only Rabinovich and everything will start all over again" (c).
        Now I know where he lives. wink
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 30 March 2021 21: 19
          +2
          My friends spoke harsher - after a nuclear war, only rats, cockroaches and Albert will survive laughing
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 30 March 2021 21: 26
            +2
            Albert, when “the conductor whistles and the carriage starts to move,” do not forget to blast me on my mobile, it’s impossible without cats. laughing drinks
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 30 March 2021 22: 10
              +2
              laughing drinks
              Agreed - with you that brunette in boots and a fur coat)).
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 30 March 2021 22: 19
                +2
                The blonde number XNUMX won't fit? The wife has a gorgeous girlfriend ... smile
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 30 March 2021 23: 42
                  +2
                  If you are under 30, it will do))
            2. Korsar4
              Korsar4 31 March 2021 16: 28
              +3
              Are you already dividing the world? And without any papal bulls.
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 31 March 2021 16: 31
                +3
                What are you, Sergei! There is nothing to share - "Everything has already been stolen before us." (C) laughing
  • Bolt cutter
    Bolt cutter 30 March 2021 16: 32
    0
    a nuclear missile strike against all European countries using the square-nest method.
    And after the consumption of yadrenbatons, China may have territorial claims to the unclean Transbaikalia.
  • ccsr
    ccsr 30 March 2021 11: 38
    +1
    The British government had to plan for its own destruction, but there was no way it could test any of these plans in advance. As, however, and any other. But the very approach of the British to such a task still smacks of a certain naivety.

    Not only naivety, but also stupidity, because it is difficult to imagine who these "surviving members of the government" would rule if the whole country were in ruins. Apparently he forgot the bombing of Coventry, and this would have happened with all the cities of Great Britain, but moreover, with radioactive damage to the population.
    In 1940, 500 German bombers raided the English city of Coventry and dropped 600 tons of high explosive bombs and thousands of incendiary bombs on it. 586 residents were killed, about 60 thousand buildings were destroyed, including the old cathedral.

    Source: https://fishki.net/2135729-bombardirovka-koventri-14-nojabrja-1940-goda.html © Fishki.net
    600 tons of TNT looks ridiculous against the background of 150 kilotons, which would not have left ruins at all.
  • Bolt cutter
    Bolt cutter 30 March 2021 11: 47
    +1
    HMS Osprey
    This base was closed and rebuilt into housing, where you can buy an apartment with a view https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/85633180#/
  • Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 30 March 2021 12: 03
    0
    Before making fun of the fact that the WB did not have an early warning system - you need to think, but was it any good for them to build it? By geographic standards, the WB was what is called "close by" and the flight time of missiles before it would have been minimal. The cycle of verification and response would be the same as in the case of a warning from the United States - it would not have been possible to evacuate sensibly, to hope that with the technologies of those years it would be possible to develop some kind of anti-missile (such as SM-3) and produce them in sufficient quantities ( despite the fact that the WB economy and their missile competence were not in the best shape) - it was not possible.
    Due to the short arrival time and doubling (at least) of the subjects (relatively non-monarchies) required for evacuation and preservation, these plans do not seem such a dull anachronism.
    1. ycuce234-san
      ycuce234-san 30 March 2021 19: 58
      0
      Or members of the highest family.



      Most likely, in the event of the complete death of all close relatives, the end of the Windsor dynasty and the beginning of a new dynasty from the surviving aristocrats and even from the current politicians and high officials are simply planned. For monarchies this is a historical norm and there is no reason for them to abandon such a mechanism in a "nuclear monarchy".
  • Aleksandr97
    Aleksandr97 31 March 2021 20: 19
    +1
    In 1553, diplomatic relations were established between the Russian kingdom and England. And from about this time the phrase: "The Englishwoman crap" is more than relevant !!!
    468 years is a period sufficient for bringing up special piety at the "genetic level" and a desire to return accumulated emotions with great pleasure !!!