The nuclear blitz that never was

Monday, November 28th, 2005

According to The nuclear blitz that never was, recently published documents, originally written by the Hungarian People’s Army 1st Group Directorate, describe what would have happened in a Cold War confrontation:

At 7am on 23 June, 1965, Vienna is hit by two 500 kiloton devices, and completely destroyed.

A single bomb falls on Munich, obliterating the city.

The Italian cultural centres of Verona and Vicenza — both cities with important American and Nato military connections — are devastated.

Airfields, armoured divisions and barracks are also struck.

In all, thirty nuclear weapons are launched.

At the same time, Nato bombs destroy Budapest and other cities in Hungary.

It is not clear who has struck first.

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