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25th Jun '17 9:08:47 PM tooearlyinthemorning
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* InfantImmortality: Averted. Multiple times. The picture above is just one example.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted. Multiple times. The picture above is just one example.
6th Jun '17 10:19:52 PM SmytheOrdo
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* TheKenBurnsEffect: The photographs depicting the effects of the war on society over narration and stats.
9th May '17 9:52:50 AM DaFlabbagasta
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[[caption-width-right:340: A woman, who has just survived a nuclear bomb, holding her child, [[InfantImmortality who]] [[SubvertedTrope hasn't.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:340: A woman, who has just survived a nuclear bomb, holding her child, [[InfantImmortality who]] [[SubvertedTrope hasn't.]]]]
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8th May '17 1:54:01 PM Golondrina
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* PublicServiceAnnouncement: The film was made disturbingly realistic by using genuine [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protect_and_Survive public information films]]. During the 1970s, these films would have been publicly disseminated in anticipation of national emergency, concerning what measures to take in the event of nuclear war. ''{{Threads}}'' demonstrated in horrific detail how fatally ineffective they'd be.

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* PublicServiceAnnouncement: The film was made disturbingly realistic by using genuine [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protect_and_Survive public information films]]. During the 1970s, these films would have been publicly disseminated in anticipation of national emergency, concerning what measures to take in the event of nuclear war. ''{{Threads}}'' ''Threads'' demonstrated in horrific detail how fatally ineffective they'd be.
18th Apr '17 4:40:32 PM SantosLHalper
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* MeatgrinderSurgery: With the hospitals being completely swamped by victims of the nuking, the destruction of the power grid meaning electricity is as nonexistent as the equipment, the doctors are as inept as any other bystander in treating wounds and burns and resort to [[NightmareFuel operating on still-conscious patients- including children.]]

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* MeatgrinderSurgery: With the hospitals being completely swamped by victims of the nuking, nuking and the destruction of the power grid meaning electricity is as nonexistent as the equipment, the doctors are as inept as any other bystander in treating wounds and burns and resort to [[NightmareFuel operating on still-conscious patients- including children.]]
18th Apr '17 4:40:32 PM SantosLHalper
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1st Apr '17 6:15:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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See also Film/TheWarGame, Literature/SometimeNeverAFableForSupermen, ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows, and Literature/TheRoad.

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See also Film/TheWarGame, Literature/SometimeNeverAFableForSupermen, ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows, ''Film/TheWarGame'', ''Literature/SometimeNeverAFableForSupermen'', ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows'', and Literature/TheRoad.
''Literature/TheRoad''.



* DeathFromAbove: The modus operandi of [=ICBMs=].



* DeathFromAbove: The modus operandi of [=ICBMs=].



* FateWorseThanDeath: So, you survived the initial bombing? Too bad for you.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: AFateWorseThanDeath: So, you survived the initial bombing? Too bad for you.
26th Mar '17 4:00:48 PM DavidDelony
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* EyeScream: When the first blast wave hits, people get glass from shattered windows in their eyes.
25th Jan '17 2:49:47 PM Idek618
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* WorthlessYellowRocks: After the attack, money becomes worthless. Survivors conscripted to help with reconstruction are "paid" in food, which is "given as a reward for work or [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment withheld as punishment]]." Some bartering is also seen, an example being when Mr Kemp gives another man cigarettes in exchange for scotch.

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* WorthlessYellowRocks: After the attack, money becomes worthless. Survivors conscripted to help with reconstruction are "paid" in food, which is "given as a reward for work or [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment withheld as punishment]]." Some bartering is also seen, an example being when Mr Mr. Kemp gives another man cigarettes in exchange for scotch.
20th Jan '17 11:33:52 PM mshetina
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(P.S. Unlike the equally depressing but less gory ''The Day After'', ''Threads'' has to this day '''never''' been shown again on British television.)
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