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Old 02-09-2014, 07:04 PM   #271
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September 23 – The television drama Threads, a documentary of nuclear war, broadcasts on BBC Two..The primary plot centres on two families,Kemps and the Becketts, the as an international crisis between the United States and the Soviet Union erupts and escalates.. As the United Kingdom prepares for war, the members of each family deal with their own personal crises.. Meanwhile, a secondary plot centred upon the Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council serves to illustrate the British government's then-current continuity of government arrangements..As nuclear exchanges between NATO and the Warsaw Pact begin, the harrowing details of the characters' struggle to survive the attacks and their aftermath is dramatically depicted. The balance of the story details the fate of each family as the characters face the medical, economic, social and environmental consequences of nuclear war..Shot on a budget of £250,000–350,000,the film was notable in being the first of its kind to depict a nuclear winter... rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers..War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair. In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did fight against one another, and the victor always plundered the vanquished.. In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all. The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact...

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