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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.
15th Sep '14 11:19:28 AM FelixGriffin
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* The government stops using sealed orders in ''Series/GetSmart'', because none of the agents are able to break the wax when it's time to open them.
26th Aug '14 6:19:35 AM Sensemaker
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A military trope where a unit is ordered to go out somewhere, with the Captain only being informed of his or her orders after they have left. This is to ensure security- so the crew have no chance to tell enemy spies in port.

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A military trope where a unit is ordered to go out somewhere, with the Captain only being informed of his or her orders after they have left. This is to ensure security- so the crew security. Spies in port will have no chance to tell enemy of picking up loose talk from the crew and spies actually in port.
the crew will have much difficulty informing their superiors once the ship has left the harbour. The disadvantage is that the Captain is also likely to have much difficulty in asking for clarification of his orders.
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