"Pray and remain united": The Queen's chilling WWIII speech revealed


Blackleaf
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The Queen had a secret speech prepared in case World War III broke out, startling papers from 1983 have revealed.

During one of the most fraught Cold War periods, the monarch was prepared to address the nation in the event of nuclear conflict.

In the script for the hypothetical broadcast, it is stated that Queen Elizabeth would describe the threat to our "brave country" as "greater" than any other in history...


'PRAY AND REMAIN UNITED 'The Queen had a secret speech prepared in case World War III happened… and here’s what it says

During one of the most fraught Cold War periods, the monarch was prepared to address the nation in the event of nuclear war, according to papers from 1983


Revealed
By Hayley Richardson
16th September 2017

THE Queen had a secret speech prepared in case World War III broke out, startling papers from 1983 have revealed.

During one of the most fraught Cold War periods, the monarch was prepared to address the nation in the event of nuclear conflict.


The Queen had a secret speech prepared in case of the outbreak of World War III


In the script for the hypothetical broadcast, it is stated that Queen Elizabeth would describe the threat to our "brave country" as "greater" than any other in history.

It also pays homage to the Queen's son, Prince Andrew, who was serving in the Royal Navy at the time.

The speech, which was devised by Whitehall officials but never recorded, has recently been released by the government under the 30-year rule.

It was drawn up as part of a war-gaming exercise in the spring of 1983, which assessed and prepared for potential scenarios.

The script was written with a mind to it being broadcast by The Queen at midday on Friday 4 March, 1983, to prepare the country for World War III.

It begins by referring to her festive address the previous December, before going on to explain that "the horrors of war could not have seemed more remote as my family and I shared our Christmas joy with the growing family of the Commonwealth".


The script, prepared for the monarch in the early 1980s during the Cold War period, asked the nation to prepare for conflict

The address continues: "Now, this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds.

"I have never forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father's [George VI's] inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939 [at the start of the World War II].

"Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me.

"But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all, the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.

"My husband and I share with families up and down the land the fear we feel for sons and daughters, husbands and brothers who have left our side to serve their country.


The Queen's speech paid homage to Prince Andrew, who at the time was serving in the Royal Navy


"My beloved son Andrew is at this moment in action with his unit and we pray continually for his safety and for the safety of all servicemen and women at home and overseas.

"It is this close bond of family life that must be our greatest defence against the unknown.

"If families remain united and resolute, giving shelter to those living alone and unprotected, our country's will to survive cannot be broken."

It concludes by saying the Queen's message to the nation was "simple", adding: "As we strive together to fight off the new evil, let us pray for our country and men of goodwill wherever they may be. God Bless you all."

The Soviet guided missile cruiser Petropavlovsk (565) shadows salvage operations for the Korean Air Lines flight shot down by Soviet aircraft over Sakhalin Island on August 30, 1983

At this time, tensions were rife between the Soviet Union and the United States.

On August 30, 1983 Soviet jet fighters intercepted a Korean Airlines passenger flight in Russian airspace and shot it down, killing all 269 on-board.

A nuclear war with the Soviet Union was almost triggered two months later when an annual Nato military exercise - code-named Able Archer - was perceived to be a genuine attack.

As the Cold War came to an end, the Soviet Union and the United States later negotiated a reduction in the number of nuclear weapons.

In August we reported how World War III could happen in 2017, with threats from North Korea, Syria, Putin and Isis "worse than during the Cold War".

From a deadly computer glitch to the submarine crewman who persuaded his captain not to launch nukes, these are the chilling Cold War moments when we stared oblivion in the face.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/44...h-world-war-3/
 
Nanoose
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Back in my hippie days I worried about a nuclear war but I also figured that peace was still possible. Now a days I figurer a nuclear war is inevitable and the worst part is I don't do drugs anymore so I will be well aware of what's about to happen. As I read this post I remembered a old 1950's BBC public message it was - in case of a nuclear attack paint your windows white and put a blanket over your head (back then they figured it would help from nuclear fallout) I think it's on the Two Tribes album by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Cheers!
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nanoose View Post

Back in my hippie days I worried about a nuclear war but I also figured that peace was still possible. Now a days I figurer a nuclear war is inevitable and the worst part is I don't do drugs anymore so I will be well aware of what's about to happen. As I read this post I remembered a old 1950's BBC public message it was - in case of a nuclear attack paint your windows white and put a blanket over your head (back then they figured it would help from nuclear fallout) I think it's on the Two Tribes album by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Cheers!

Was the white paint the lead paint?
 
Nanoose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Was the white paint the lead paint?

It probably was but I don't think it would of helped much. Cheers!
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nanoose View Post

It probably was but I don't think it would of helped much. Cheers!

Apparently, and don't quote me on this, but according to a "scientific source" you can survive a nuclear blast by hiding in the fridge.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Apparently, and don't quote me on this, but according to a "scientific source" you can survive a nuclear blast by hiding in the fridge.

Perhaps... but nothing beats hiding under a table.



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Johnnny
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MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

the monarch was prepared to address the nation in the event of nuclear conflict.

Really?? How was it to go?? Sorry about the smoking hole that used to be the UK but we could not let 'them' unseat us from our goal of world domination. I'm also sorry that there is no one left alive to hear this message. We escaped and shall return once the radiation levels have fallen. Shouldn't be any longer than about 10,000 years. Stay strong until then.
 
Nanoose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Apparently, and don't quote me on this, but according to a "scientific source" you can survive a nuclear blast by hiding in the fridge.

Ya but if it's one of the fridges that have the water dispenser on the out side of the door you would be better off staying inside the fridge and dying of thirst then opening the door and getting radiation poising - it's a horrible death. Cheers!
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nanoose View Post

Ya but if it's one of the fridges that have the water dispenser on the out side of the door you would be better off staying inside the fridge and dying of thirst then opening the door and getting radiation poising - it's a horrible death. Cheers!

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Nanoose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

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I heard that when they were making that commercial there was a student that was telling the other students that hiding under a desk wound't save them - they would still get vaporized or killed by the shock wave or die from radiation poisoning. It was likely the truth but the school or government forced her to be silent and they kept the propaganda going to give people a false sense of security. Maybe if they hadn't more students would of tried to end the arms race. Cheers!