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Peering into Britain's Cold War past

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What was once the most secret of all government documents has been released in full. During the Cold War, civil servants used to rehearse 'the end of the world' - what would happen if deterrence failed and nuclear war became inevitable. Whitehall historian Professor Peter Hennessy explains what the government War Book contains and how it came to be published.

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