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17 June 2021

Raymond Briggs's parents also inspired 'the shockingly apocalyptic When the Wind Blows (1982). This harrowing story, written during renewed Cold War tensions, satirised the dire state of Britain;s nuclear contingency planning. Jim builds a useless bomb shelter following  official government advice, but to no avail: a nuclear strike sees the couple die slow and painful deaths from radiation poisoning' (Art Quarterly).

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