While it may seem an odd notion today, in the 1950s people and the government thought that it would be posssible to survive a nuclear war – if they were prepared. That is why the government put together these classic film clips contained in the History of Nuclear Defense - Surviving Atomic Attack 2 DVD set. In the 1950s the threat of a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union seemed like a very real possibility to mainstream America. The government had to do something in order to prevent a panic. That’s why they developed these incredible Cold War era films to tell the populace what to do to feel safe. you will be amazed at some of the advice the government provided to Americans. At one point the newsreel advises that if your house and yard are kept as clean as possible you will have a greater chance of surviving a nuclear blast.
What is fascinating about these films is how incredibly naïve we all were about the dangers the world was facing in the event of an atomic strike! These films could never be produced today. The "Burt The Turtle" film clip is one of the most famous of the Cold War era propaganda films. Using clever animation, Burt assures school children that they have nothing to fear from an atomic attack. This vintage collection of civil defense educational films feature some of the biological effects of high-energy radiations on plants and animal cells and ways for children to protect themselves in case an atomic attack.
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