1961 Cold War Nuclear Fallout Propaganda Movie by the American Government [DVD]: Civil Defense, Radiation Sickness, Radioactive Poisoning & Fallout Shelter Footage (1961)

1961 Cold War Nuclear Fallout Propaganda Movie by the American Government [DVD]: Civil Defense, Radiation Sickness, Radioactive Poisoning & Fallout Shelter Footage

This 1961 U.S. Civil Defense film is significant because it was among the first of its kind to characterize nuclear fallout as dangerous. Making the claim that every U.S. citizen lives within fallout range of a “likely nuclear attack target,” the film uses maps and various shots of highways, suburbs, crowds, and pedestrians to show the potential for fallout to affect everyone. The use of dramatic music and narration suggests that this was a typical “scare film” meant to induce t (more…)

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Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.

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