We trained for, we expected the missiles to come over the North Pole from the Soviet Union. Then when that no longer existed, we watched nervously over the Pacific, to China and North Korea.
When the missiles slammed into our cities from submarines in the Atlantic, we were taken by complete surprise. We never expected such an attack, we had no idea why or from where.
Then, from satellites over the few cities left alive, on all channels, the distinctive techno beat of the BBC News intro, followed by this video playing on a loop.
It was all the explanation we had needed, as everything left to us was mercilessly pounded into nuclear slag, lest it ever, ever happen again.
We had awoken a great and terrible vengeance from those we previously thought our friends, and we deserved our fate.