The World War Three Experiment

The World War Three Experiment

Of all of last week’s news reports, the one that struck me the most was the rather bizarre incident in which a headteacher of a school in Lancashire told his pupils that World War Three had broken out – at morning assembly.

Playing prime minister Neville Chamberlain’s original 1939 address and showing the children footage of the Blitz, he then told them that London was being bombed and then – here’s the cruncher – led them all into a cellar and set off a firework to simulate a bomb.

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