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UK 'vulnerable to attack' in 70s

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Britain was ill prepared to defend itself against attack in the 1970s, records indicate. Files from 1978 are to be released by the National Archives. Peter Hennessy, professor of contemporary British history at Queen Mary, University of London, discusses why Prime Minister Jim Callaghan, was so concerned he scrawled "heaven help us if there is a war!" on one document.

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