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Power cuts, internet outages, mild inconvenience to your daily lives - how did you cope? Tell us your tales of pointless panic buying and hiding under the stairs.

thanks, ringofyre

(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 14:15)
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My stepfather was a British naval officer on board one of the ships in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The captain was instructed to open the sealed orders, which were "Fire if fired upon".

Which was nice.
(, Tue 19 Jun 2012, 13:39, 7 replies)
I wouldn't imagine you'd really need to be told, would you?
Orders: "shoot them cunts if they shoot us". What else are you going to do. You're in a fucking battleship.
(, Tue 19 Jun 2012, 13:47, closed)
if fired upon?
(, Tue 19 Jun 2012, 13:48, closed)
Fuck that. Return with interest.
(, Tue 19 Jun 2012, 13:55, closed)
Hey, you!
That's right, you! Ivan, or whatever your name is. Come and have a look at the hole you've made in my battleship. The stress patterns in the metal are fascinating...
(, Tue 19 Jun 2012, 15:46, closed)
You bin reading too many Sven Hassell books.

More like "Hey Fidel".
(, Tue 19 Jun 2012, 22:04, closed)
if an armed response was perhaps going to be the catalyst for an all-out thermonuclear war, then just maybe some restraint might be called for.
(, Wed 20 Jun 2012, 9:57, closed)
Google "Cuban Missile War"
It's an insanely detailed "What if?" timeline of the nuclear war that could have resulted.
Its single point of departure from reality is a Russian sub commander, under extreme pressure, misinterpreting similar orders allowing nuclear-tipped torpedoes to be used, as commanding him to do so. The whole hellish scenario develops from there.

It's a chilling read if you have a couple of hours.
(, Thu 21 Jun 2012, 12:53, closed)

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