Nuclear war map
Published Saturday, November 26, 2005 by CCAer | E-mail this post
The Daily Telegraph has a story
on how the U. S. S. R. envisioned a nuclear war in 1979. The newly elected Polish government opened its military archives to reveal a 1979 map of “the Soviet bloc's vision of a seven-day atomic holocaust between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces.”
From the news article: “On the map, western Europe lay beneath a chilling overlay of large red mushroom clouds: Warsaw Pact nuclear strikes, using giant warheads to compensate for their relative lack of precision . . . . Smaller blue mushroom clouds showed expected NATO targets - most of them relatively precise attacks - including strikes on Warsaw and Prague.” The Daily Telegraph
has an English version of the map
It is a chilling document that reveals how close Europe and the world came to disaster.
By way of GeoCarta