A banned film showing what would happen if Thanet came under nuclear attack is being shown this weekend.
The War Game was made by the BBC in the 1960s – but proved so controversial it was never broadcast and banned for 20 years.
The film explores what would happen if Russia had launched nuclear missiles at several targets in Kent including Manston Airport.
The film is being shown on Sunday, February 11, at the Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Road, Broadstairs by the Broadstairs-based Independent Media Society.
Norman Thomas, of the IMS, said: “Showing the film now is highly topical as the national debate over whether Britain should renew its Trident missiles gets under way.
“The film is a stark warning to us all of the sickening impact a nuclear attack would have.
“Thanet would be in the front line, as it was in previous wars – but the effects of a nuclear strike would be devastating.
“The film also has important lessons as we consider what to do about Britain’s nuclear deterrent and the current international situation, including Trident and the occupation of Iraq.”
Ed:Update - Thanks to the reader who pointed out that it's available on Youtube here