Mouth took action before brain kicked in.
It came out something like this: You never heard of such things because you didn't have the technology we have nowadays. You didn't have the newspapers, television and radio that provides todays stream of 24 hour news. You were lucky if you knew what was going on locally let alone globally. Plus, you were all too busy waging war to care.
The next 5 minutes were spent in dead silence. It was great!