The Queen’s Address D-2 (7 July, 1987)

On the morning of 7 July, 1987 Queen Elizabeth II recorded an address to the British people. Despite her wishes to give the speech live over television and radio, the speed with which the international situation was deteriorating forced her to concede to the wishes of the British government and record the address. When it …

Rumor, Fact, and Confusion D+24 (2 August, 1987) 0030-0100 Zulu

Author’s Note: The pace will pick up considerably beginning this weekend. 😊 0031 Zulu- Military and national leaders in London, Paris, Bonn and capitals of other NATO member-states were waking up to the news. As prime ministers and chancellors were preparing to meet with their advisers and ministers, inquiries went out to Brussels and Washington …