History Film / TheWarGame

26th Feb '16 5:39:55 AM enitharmon
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Some of the more prominent interviewees (namely the Bishop and Nuclear Strategist) aren't named, but the film makes it clear that their dialogue is based off of actual words said by real people in their discipline. Also in the segment where the US President is forced to deploy NATO tactical nukes, the President is not named but a picture of then US President Lyndon Johnson is shown.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Some of the more prominent interviewees (namely the Bishop and Nuclear Strategist) aren't named, but the film makes it clear that their dialogue is based off of on actual words said by real people in their discipline. Also in the segment where the US President is forced to deploy NATO tactical nukes, the President is not named but a picture of then US President Lyndon Johnson is shown.
26th Feb '16 5:36:52 AM enitharmon
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* DownerEnding: The final segment of the film takes place on Christmas. It doesn't make the scene any ''less'' depressing.

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* DownerEnding: The final segment of the film takes place on at Christmas. It doesn't make the scene any ''less'' depressing.
20th Apr '15 1:37:46 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar: The film was made in 1965 when the Cold War was at a height. It provides the following leadup to the nuclear attack: China invades South Vietnam, and the United States responds by using tactical nuclear weapons. The Soviets respond by blockading and then invading West Berlin. A NATO task force comprised of American, British, French, and West German soldiers attempt to force their way into the city, but they are defeated by Soviet and East German forces. With no other option NATO deploys tactical nukes and it's all downhill from there.

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: The film was made in 1965 when the Cold War was at a height. It provides the following leadup to the nuclear attack: China invades South Vietnam, and the United States responds by using tactical nuclear weapons. The Soviets respond by blockading and then invading West Berlin. A NATO task force comprised of American, British, French, and West German soldiers attempt to force their way into the city, but they are defeated by Soviet and East German forces. With no other option NATO deploys tactical nukes and it's all downhill from there.
14th Mar '15 9:57:08 AM MarkLungo
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Originally created to be shown on the BBC, it was banned from television after the BBC judged the film to be "too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting." However the film did receive a limited theatrical release, and was finally shown on television in its entirety in 1985.

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Originally created to be shown on the BBC, Creator/TheBBC, it was banned from television after the BBC judged the film to be "too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting." However the film did receive a limited theatrical release, and was finally shown on television in its entirety in 1985.
14th Mar '15 9:56:30 AM MarkLungo
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14th Mar '15 9:56:11 AM MarkLungo
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->''Technically and intellectually, we are living in an Atomic Age. Emotionally, we are still living in the Stone Age.''

Before ''Film/TheDayAfter'' and ''Film/{{Threads}}'' there was ''The War Game''.

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->''Technically [[quoteright:1280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/734282d8dff8bdae6cb7b9838a542a9d.jpg]]

->''"Technically
and intellectually, we are living in an Atomic Age. Emotionally, we are still living in the Stone Age.''

"''

Before ''Film/TheDayAfter'' and ''Film/{{Threads}}'' ''Film/{{Threads}}'', there was ''The War Game''.



** Wedding rings are removed from corpses; not because they're valuable, but because the authorities hope inscriptions on the rings can be used to identify those burnt beyond recognition.

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** Wedding rings are removed from corpses; not because they're valuable, but because the authorities hope inscriptions on the rings can be used to identify those burnt beyond recognition.recognition.
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16th Oct '14 11:46:17 AM MAI742
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** An extensive analysis is done on Britain's policies regarding a nuclear conflict, explicitly how inadequate and unrealistic the plans for surviving the attack were (due to the British treating a nuclear holocaust as a survivable affair like The Blitz), and how ill informed the public was.

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** An extensive analysis is done on Britain's policies regarding a nuclear conflict, explicitly how inadequate and unrealistic the plans for surviving the attack were (due to the British treating government misleading people about a nuclear holocaust as being a survivable affair like The Blitz), Blitz, something the Strath Report had explained at length was very much not the case), and how ill informed the public was.
16th Oct '14 11:44:12 AM MAI742
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''The War Game'' is a 1965 docudrama created by Peter Watkins. Its intention was to realistically portray the affects of a nuclear attack on Britain, specifically how utterly ineffective the plans of the British Government were in regards to preparing the country for surviving and rebuilding after such an attack. That the plans ''were'' so ineffective is largely because it would have been totally impossible to save even half the UK's population from death in the event of even the most conservative nuclear strike - the contemporary USA calculated that even she (the world's no.1 economy) did not have had the medical supplies and facilities to treat those wounded in a single attack upon Detroit. Given her inability to protect her citizens in the event of an actual strike and indeed the constant fear and paranoia that knowledge of its lethality would bring, successive British governments decided to keep the details of the 1955 Strath Report and its recommendations secret and [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm focus the UK's limited resources on nuclear deterrance]]. As they saw it, the ''only'' nuclear strike the British people could survive was one that never came.

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''The War Game'' is a 1965 docudrama created by Peter Watkins. Its intention was to realistically portray the affects of a nuclear attack on Britain, specifically how utterly ineffective the plans of the British Government were in regards to preparing the country for surviving and rebuilding after such an attack. That the plans ''were'' so ineffective is largely because it would have been totally impossible to save even half the UK's population from death in the event of even the most conservative nuclear strike - the contemporary USA calculated that even she (the world's no.1 economy) did not have had the medical supplies and facilities to treat those wounded in a single attack upon Detroit. Given her inability to protect her citizens in the event of an actual strike and indeed the constant fear and paranoia that knowledge of its lethality would bring, successive British governments decided to keep the details of the 1955 Strath Report and its recommendations secret and [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm focus the UK's limited resources on nuclear deterrance]]. As they saw it, the ''only'' nuclear strike the British people could survive was one that never came.
16th Oct '14 11:43:45 AM MAI742
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''The War Game'' is a 1965 docudrama created by Peter Watkins. Its intention was to realistically portray the affects of a nuclear attack on Britain, specifically how utterly ineffective the plans of the British Government were in regards to preparing the country for surviving and rebuilding after such an attack. That the plans ''were'' so ineffective is largely because it would have been totally impossible to save even half the UK's population from death in the event of even the most conservative nuclear strike - even the contemporary USA calculated that she did not have had the medical supplies and facilities to treat those wounded in a single attack upon Detroit. Given her inability to protect her citizens in the event of an actual strike and indeed the constant fear and paranoia that knowledge of its lethality would bring, successive British governments decided to keep the details of the 1955 Strath Report and its recommendations secret and [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm focus the UK's limited resources on nuclear deterrance]]. As they saw it, the ''only'' nuclear strike the British people could survive was one that never came.

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''The War Game'' is a 1965 docudrama created by Peter Watkins. Its intention was to realistically portray the affects of a nuclear attack on Britain, specifically how utterly ineffective the plans of the British Government were in regards to preparing the country for surviving and rebuilding after such an attack. That the plans ''were'' so ineffective is largely because it would have been totally impossible to save even half the UK's population from death in the event of even the most conservative nuclear strike - even the contemporary USA calculated that even she (the world's no.1 economy) did not have had the medical supplies and facilities to treat those wounded in a single attack upon Detroit. Given her inability to protect her citizens in the event of an actual strike and indeed the constant fear and paranoia that knowledge of its lethality would bring, successive British governments decided to keep the details of the 1955 Strath Report and its recommendations secret and [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm focus the UK's limited resources on nuclear deterrance]]. As they saw it, the ''only'' nuclear strike the British people could survive was one that never came.
16th Oct '14 11:42:49 AM MAI742
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''The War Game'' is a 1965 docudrama created by Peter Watkins. Its intention was to realistically portray the affects of a nuclear attack on Britain, specifically how utterly ineffective the plans of the British Government were in regards to preparing the country for surviving and rebuilding after such an attack.

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''The War Game'' is a 1965 docudrama created by Peter Watkins. Its intention was to realistically portray the affects of a nuclear attack on Britain, specifically how utterly ineffective the plans of the British Government were in regards to preparing the country for surviving and rebuilding after such an attack.
attack. That the plans ''were'' so ineffective is largely because it would have been totally impossible to save even half the UK's population from death in the event of even the most conservative nuclear strike - even the contemporary USA calculated that she did not have had the medical supplies and facilities to treat those wounded in a single attack upon Detroit. Given her inability to protect her citizens in the event of an actual strike and indeed the constant fear and paranoia that knowledge of its lethality would bring, successive British governments decided to keep the details of the 1955 Strath Report and its recommendations secret and [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm focus the UK's limited resources on nuclear deterrance]]. As they saw it, the ''only'' nuclear strike the British people could survive was one that never came.
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