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26th Jul '17 7:32:15 PM Bissek
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* This is used numerous times int he ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, by all sides of the various conflicts. The first and probably most notable one involved a double deception involving false orders and sealed orders to throw off enemy spies allowing Admiral White Haven to ambush a Havenite attack force in Yeltsin.

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* This is used numerous times int he in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, by all sides of the various conflicts. The first and probably most notable one involved a double deception involving false orders and sealed orders to throw off enemy spies allowing Admiral White Haven to ambush a Havenite attack force in Yeltsin.
9th Jan '17 7:11:07 PM GutturalPenguin
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* In [[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} chess]], a variant on sealed orders occurs whenever a chess match is suspended for the day (i.e., dinner time) and will be continued at a later time. The position of each piece is recorded, and the player whose turn it is to move writes down what his move will be and then seals it up and hands it to the judge. When the match resumes, the order is revealed and the game continues from there. This is so that neither player will be allowed potentially hours upon hours to think about the position and come up with a potentially better move because he was able to memorize the board.

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* In [[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} chess]], a variant on sealed orders occurs whenever used to occur during adjournments, when a chess match is was suspended for the day (i.e., dinner time) and will to be continued at a later time. The position of each piece is recorded, and the player whose turn it is to move writes down what his move will be and then seals it up and hands it to the judge. arbiter. When the match resumes, resumed, the order is was to be revealed and the game continues would continue from there. This is so Both players were free to analyze the position for hours, with the help of their seconds, during the adjournment period. The sealed move ensured that neither player will be allowed potentially hours upon could know what the other would do next during this lengthy analysis. (Otherwise, the player next to move would get a huge advantage from having hours to think about consider what to do.)
Nowdays,
the position advent of powerful chess computers has made adjournments a thing of the past there would be no way to stop either player from firing up the latest chess software and come just memorizing its recommendations. Instead, modern chess competitions simply speed up with a potentially better move because he was able to memorize the board.time limits so that adjournments aren't necessary.
21st Aug '16 4:01:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The captains of the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy's]] four ''Vanguard'' class [[UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm ballistic missile submarines]] are each given a sealed handwritten letter by the Prime Minister when he or she enters office before they leave port detailing what they should do in the event of a nuclear attack on the UK which neutralizes the normal chain of command. These letters are destroyed unopened when the PM steps down.

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* The captains of the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy's]] four ''Vanguard'' class [[UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm ballistic missile submarines]] are each given a sealed handwritten letter by the Prime Minister when he or she enters office before they leave port detailing what they should do in the event of a nuclear attack on the UK which neutralizes the normal chain of command. These letters are destroyed unopened when the PM steps down.
11th May '16 3:46:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheKobayashiAlternative''. Captain Kirk receives SealedOrders to locate Lieutenant Sulu's missing ship and neutralize whatever caused it to disappear.

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* ''TheKobayashiAlternative''.''VideoGame/TheKobayashiAlternative''. Captain Kirk receives SealedOrders to locate Lieutenant Sulu's missing ship and neutralize whatever caused it to disappear.



* TheKnightsTemplar went down so fast partly because Philip IV of France's orders to arrest the Templars were issued sealed, so nobody (not even the omnipresent Templars) knew what's inside them until they were all opened simultaneously on Friday, 13 October 1307.
* The captains of the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy's]] four ''Vanguard'' class [[UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm ballistic missile submarines]] are each given a sealed handwritten letter by the Prime Minister when he or she enters office before they leave port detailing what they should do in the event of a nuclear attack on the UK which neutralizes the normal chain of command. These letters are destroyed unopened when the PM steps down.

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* TheKnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar went down so fast partly because Philip IV of France's orders to arrest the Templars were issued sealed, so nobody (not even the omnipresent Templars) knew what's inside them until they were all opened simultaneously on Friday, 13 October 1307.
* The captains of the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy's]] four ''Vanguard'' class [[UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm ballistic missile submarines]] are each given a sealed handwritten letter by the Prime Minister when he or she enters office before they leave port detailing what they should do in the event of a nuclear attack on the UK which neutralizes the normal chain of command. These letters are destroyed unopened when the PM steps down.
14th Apr '16 8:46:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''DoctorStrangelove'' and ''FailSafe'' the bomber crews only unseal their targeting orders after the attack command is given. In the latter, they consist of one word- "MOSCOW".

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* In ''DoctorStrangelove'' ''Film/DoctorStrangelove'' and ''FailSafe'' the bomber crews only unseal their targeting orders after the attack command is given. In the latter, they consist of one word- "MOSCOW".
5th Apr '16 3:29:25 AM StarTropes
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28th Dec '15 7:21:34 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* This is used numerous times int he ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, by all sides of the various conflicts. The first and probably most notable one involved a double deception involving false orders and sealed orders to throw of enemy spies allowing Admiral White Haven to ambush a Havenite attack force in Yeltsin.

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* This is used numerous times int he ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, by all sides of the various conflicts. The first and probably most notable one involved a double deception involving false orders and sealed orders to throw of off enemy spies allowing Admiral White Haven to ambush a Havenite attack force in Yeltsin.
31st Oct '15 1:23:34 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'': [=AUTO=] has sealed orders to [[spoiler:not return to Earth]], one of many {{Shout Out}}s to ''2001''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'': [=AUTO=] ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': AUTO has sealed orders to [[spoiler:not return to Earth]], one of many {{Shout Out}}s to ''2001''.
15th Sep '15 6:08:19 PM jormis29
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* The film ''{{Push}}'' centers around Sealed Orders to get around the mind reading capabilities of a psychic. The one who came up with the plan also [[MemoryGambit has his memory of coming up with it wiped]] to further ensure its success.

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* The film ''{{Push}}'' ''Film/{{Push}}'' centers around Sealed Orders to get around the mind reading capabilities of a psychic. The one who came up with the plan also [[MemoryGambit has his memory of coming up with it wiped]] to further ensure its success.
11th Aug '15 5:06:21 AM LtFedora
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* In ''Film/DasBoot'', U-96 barely survives a convoy attack and having used most of their fuel, they decide to return to their home port in France. Unfortunately, they then get a new message through the Enigma code machine which is "for captain's eyes only." He then gets the necessary ciphers from a safe, only to learn that their orders are to head for the Mediterranean.
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