Ours was an out of the way town. We never learned to “duck and cover” knowing nobody would be so silly as to bomb us.
You know what? they were right.
I remember the night when over 4,000 fireballs, each hotter than the sun, grew over most of the northern hemisphere’s cities and military instillation with an equivalent of over four billion tons of TNT.
But our town was spared. Not a kiloton exploded within 100 miles.
A few weeks of hiding in the cellar when the sky rained death, and everything looked fine.
Until the snow came in July.
Yes, a nice, happy little tale ;) I recently watched “The Day After” and “Threads”. I read an article that the danger of an accidental nuclear war is now higher than it has ever been, even during the cold war. When people talk nuclear weapons, they talk about the 60 kt bombs used in WWII, not the 1 or 2 mt thermonuclear devices that would hit our cities. Anyway, with that cheerful thought…
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