"It would have been the Queen’s Speech to end them all. At midday on Friday 4 March 1983, the monarch was due to address the nation to announce that Britain was at war and – due to the “deadly power of abused technology” – a nuclear conflict was at hand.
" But it was only part of Wintex-Cimex 83, a large-scale annual NATO war game
. This is just one example of speeches that were written in case of the worst, but never given. [more inside]