If the end comes

According to Whitehall historian Peter Hennessey, captains of Trident missile submarines are instructed that if they lose all communication with the UK, and Radio 4’s Today programme is not broadcast for three days, they may assume the home country has been wiped out and open their instructions for Armageddon.

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