Why was the UK’s favourite seaside town on the Soviet Union’s nuclear hit list?

There are many measures of a good town, but I think my favourite might be this: whether it was on the Soviet Union’s list of nuclear targets for an attack on Britain. Salcombe, weirdly enough, is thought by the MoD to have been one of those targets because in the event of a decapitatory bombing of London it was going to be a regional seat of government. By that point, I guess, port towns would be doing a roaring trade in mutant three-eyed fish, so it’d be as good a local…