"The best bit is that all these V-boats contain — in a safe to which no single man has the key — a sealed letter from the prime minister to be opened in case of all communications from London being irrevocably lost. Nobody knows what’s in it. For a long time the smart money was on ‘flatten Moscow’, but these days it’s anyone’s guess."
Sam Leith: Life on a submarine (via nickdouglas)
"Lie back and think of England."