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A compilation of 1960's films about what to do in case of a Nuclear attack and the effects of radiation, also footage of troop tests of the exposure to an atomic bomb.Written by
Michael Edwards <email@example.com>
Jayne Loader regrets "not being able to use more of the U.S. Army training films, which were made to prepare the troops for nuclear war, like 'Manual Damage Assessment' and 'The Management of Mass Casualties' which dealt with triage after a nuclear war. And 'Memorial Activities' - which pertained to burying radioactive bodies". See more »
Army information film:
When not close enough to be killed, the atomic bomb is one of the most beautiful sights in the world.
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A great look into the ultra-paranoid mindset of the Cold War which I lived through. It is truly amazing how such madness (paranoia and intolerance of someone who dares to exercise REAL freedom of speech, of which examples are clearly shown) was accepted in those times.
The "Bert the Turtle" sequence cracked me up. I REMEMBER doing this "Duck and Cover" idiocy! When I was in grade school, we had Civil Defense drills: we were taught to leave the classroom, go out in the hall, face the wall, lean against it and cover our faces with our folded arms. Never you mind that the wall that was behind us consisted mostly of window glass! A shockwave hitting it would have blasted the shards into our backs. It would have looked like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre!
A great film.
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