The world is getting its first look at what's being dubbed as Queen Elizabeth II's "World War III" speech. According to the British newspaper the "Guardian," in 1983 senior officials penned a speech that would have been read by the Queen if war broke out between the west and the Soviet Union.
While the speech had been kept secret for the past 30 years, it was released this week along with a 320-page war games scenario from the same period.
Apparently, the Queen opens the speech by saying that "the horrors of war could not have seemed more remote as my family and I shared our Christmas joy." She also called Britain to "prepare itself to survive against great odds" and asks for people to pray for the United Kingdom.