Hi Tony and Bill, here he goes again. From my profile you see I was at 7 Armoured Bde from 65. I was a NBC instructor. To do this I went on a course to the NBC Centre at Winterbourne Gunner, Wilts which is a mornings run fro Porton Down.
We were taught all about Nuclear, Biological and Chemical warfare. To my mind Biological warfare is by far the most to be feared. One vehicle dispensing the agent through a pipe, similar to an exhaust pipe, travelling at normal speed down the length of the Motorway(M4?) which runs down the west side of the UK can effectively kill everybody in UK. By the time the incubation period is over and people begin the show the symptoms everybody, and I do mean everybody including Doctors, Nurses, all medical professionals will have been infected too.
To the perpetrators who do this, who by the way will have the antidote before starting the venture, they will have conquered the land without contaminating it Chemicals or destroyed the infrastructure by radiating it.
Just as an aside the Germans who had developed Nerve gas in the Thirties never used it because they thought the Allies had it, which we hadn't.
Some Civil Servant in the Thirties had decreed that DDT was dangerous and banned it in UK. As DDT was the basis for Nerve Gas the Nazis thought we had it.
I think it was at a Ordinance store in Duisburg that the Allies first dis covered it. There was a huge pile of 44 gal drums painted green but with nothing to identify the contents. So unscrew the stopper and smell, was it diesel or petrol. After 43 soldiers just collapsed and died they thought this might be something else. I believe, off to Porton Down they were sent. You live and learn, or more correctly some mugs die and you learn.