History ComicBook / WhenTheWindBlows

17th Jun '18 12:24:38 AM BNSF1995
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* TakeThat: The entire comic/film is one towards the British governments' ''Protect and Survive'' leaflets and short films. These were originally only to be handed out/broadcast if it seemed war between the NATO and Warsaw Pact was imminent (as any direct conflict would most likely escalate into nuclear war), but public demand saw the leaflets and films distributed during peacetime. ''When the Wind Blows'' was made in part to show how useless the survival instructions were, that anyone who followed them would die of radiation sickness.
17th Jun '18 12:18:59 AM BNSF1995
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hilda and Jim eventually die from radiation sickness some days after the bombing.]] Just after this, the skies clear, and it seems that the nuclear fallout is gone, only for an off-screen telegraph to tap out [[spoiler: M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction)]] in Morse code at the end of the credits. [[spoiler:This wasn't a one-off nuclear attack, and a war is about to ensue...]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hilda and Jim eventually die from radiation sickness some days after the bombing.]] Just after this, the skies clear, and it seems that the nuclear fallout is gone, only for an off-screen telegraph to tap out [[spoiler: M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction)]] in Morse code at the end of the credits. [[spoiler:This [[spoiler:Either this wasn't a one-off nuclear attack, and a war is about to ensue...ensue, or the war is over and the NATO and Warsaw Pact have wiped each other out.]]
16th Apr '18 6:50:59 PM PaulA
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* TwoDecadesBehind: The Bloggses' knowledge of the political situation in the world and the current technological trends is hopelessly outdated. In addition, they often confuse the current events with those from the youth - for example Jim still thinks Montgomery is the head of the British Army, that the USSR is led by Khrushchev etc. Most importantly, they don't really understand the difference between a conventional bombing and a nuclear one.
16th Apr '18 2:25:25 PM maxwellsilver
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* StronglyWordedLetter: Hilda devises one to whoever is currently leading the USSR.
-->"Dear Sir, Mr. BJ. We the people of Britain are fed up with being bombed. We had enough of it last time with old Hitler, so will you just leave us in peace. You live your life and we'll live ours. Hope you are well, please don't drop any bombs, yours sincerely Mr and Mrs J. Bloggs."



* TechnologicallyBlindElders: The Bloggses' knowledge of the political situation in the world and the current technological trends is hopelessly outdated. In addition, they often confuse the current events with those from the youth - for example Jim still thinks Montgomery is the head of the British army, that the USSR is led by Khrushchev etc. Most importantly, they don't really understand the difference between a conventional bombing and a nuclear one.



* TruthInTelevision: There actually were government leaflets on how to survive a nuclear attack. Everything they do (when following it, at least) is [[http://www.atomica.co.uk/culture.htm exactly what the leaflet said one should do]].
** More importantly the symptoms the Bloggses suffer from are the actual symptoms of radiation sickness that align with real accounts.

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* TruthInTelevision: There actually were government leaflets on how to survive a nuclear attack. Everything they do (when following it, at least) is [[http://www.atomica.co.uk/culture.htm exactly what the leaflet said one should do]].
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do]]. More importantly the symptoms the Bloggses suffer from are the actual symptoms of radiation sickness that align with real accounts.accounts.
* TwoDecadesBehind: The Bloggses' knowledge of the political situation in the world and the current technological trends is hopelessly outdated. In addition, they often confuse the current events with those from the youth - for example Jim still thinks Montgomery is the head of the British Army, that the USSR is led by Khrushchev etc. Most importantly, they don't really understand the difference between a conventional bombing and a nuclear one.
31st Dec '17 1:12:59 PM GojiBiscuits
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hilda and Jim eventually die from radiation sickness some days after the bombing.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hilda and Jim eventually die from radiation sickness some days after the bombing.]] Just after this, the skies clear, and it seems that the nuclear fallout is gone, only for an off-screen telegraph to tap out [[spoiler: M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction)]] in Morse code at the end of the credits. [[spoiler:This wasn't a one-off nuclear attack, and a war is about to ensue...]]
30th Nov '17 3:55:42 AM Minni128
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* EverybodysDeadDave: After the bomb drops, the Bloggses find no other signs of human life. The only wildlife they can find are a few rats, a dog, and a dying bird.

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* EverybodysDeadDave: After the bomb drops, the Bloggses (and the viewers) find no other signs of human life. The only wildlife they that can find be seen are a few rats, a dog, dog (which is heard), and a dying bird.



* InnocentInaccurate: Jim and Hilda believe living through a nuclear war will be no different from living through the Blitz and, once the Bomb has dropped, think all they have to do is hold on until help arrives. It never seems to occur to them that no help is ever going to come. Also, at one point, they mistake the smell of burnt corpses for people cooking their Sunday dinners. In the film, they think a howling dog is merely hungry; it's more likely that the dog is in pain from radiation sickness and/or injuries sustained in the blast. And, when (in both the film and the comic strip) they develop radiation sickness, they fail to recognise the symptoms for what they are, instead putting them down to things such as ill-fitting dentures (bleeding gums) and "various veins" (radiation sores).
* InsistentTerminology: "Inner Core or Refuge". Jim's deference to authority is so strong, and unthinking, that he doesn't drop the "or" and call it either an "Inner Core" or a "Refuge".

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* InnocentInaccurate: Jim and Hilda believe living through a nuclear war will be no different from living through the Blitz and, once the Bomb has dropped, think all they have to do is hold on until help arrives. It never seems to occur to them that no help is ever going to come. Also, at one point, they mistake the smell of burnt corpses for people cooking their Sunday dinners. In the film, they think a howling dog is merely hungry; it's more likely that the dog is in pain from radiation sickness and/or injuries sustained in the blast. And, when (in both the film and the comic strip) they develop radiation sickness, they fail to recognise the symptoms for what they are, instead putting them down to things such as ill-fitting dentures (bleeding gums) and "various "varicrose veins" (radiation sores).
* InsistentTerminology: "Inner Core or Refuge". Jim's deference to authority is so strong, and unthinking, that he doesn't drop the "or" and call it either an "Inner Core" or a "Refuge".
23rd Oct '17 12:29:31 AM Nick7689
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* WhamLine: ''"My hair's coming out!"''
25th Sep '17 7:34:25 PM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: During their telephone conversation James' son quotes a line from Music/TomLehrer's song "We All Will Go Together When We Go".

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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During their telephone conversation James' son quotes a line from Music/TomLehrer's song "We All Will Go Together When We Go".Go", from the album ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer''.
12th May '17 5:43:21 PM PaulA
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* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Their surname, Bloggs, derives from "Joe Bloggs," the British equivalent to "John Q. Public."

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* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: MeaningfulName: Their surname, Bloggs, derives from "Joe Bloggs," the British equivalent to "John Q. Public." "
12th May '17 8:18:41 AM PrimeEvil
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* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Their surname, Bloggs, derives from "Joe Bloggs," the British equivalent to "John Q. Public."
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