The best defense against an atomic bomb…

"... is not to be there when it goes off."

Advice which remains true to this day.

Manchester Evening News - Feb 18, 1949

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jun 18, 2022
     Category: War | Weapons | Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters | 1940s

To an American this may sound weird, but to a European - particularly an Englishman - this is just a deadpan-funny way of stating an unpleasant truth.
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/19/22 at 04:02 AM
I'm reminded of the machine-expressed moral of the film WARGAMES, something like: The best way to win (a nuclear war) is to not play.
Posted by Hypoxia on 06/19/22 at 09:21 PM
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