Monday, November 28, 2005


World War Three seen through Soviet eyes

`The nightmare of nuclear war in Europe – a spectre that haunted the world for half a century – stood revealed yesterday in terrible detail.

In a historic break with the past, Poland’s newly elected government threw open its top secret Warsaw Pact military archives – including a 1979 map revealing the Soviet bloc’s vision of a seven-day atomic holocaust between Nato and Warsaw Pact forces. [..]

On the map, western Europe lay beneath a chilling overlay of large red mushroom clouds: Warsaw Pact nuclear strikes, using giant warheads to compensate for their relative lack of precision.’

including the map itself.

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