Tag: 1951

Surviving Nuclear Disaster Film: Survival Under Atomic Attack (1951) – Vintage Civil Defense Propaganda Short Narrated by distinguished Journalist Edward R. Murrow (1951)

Survival Under Atomic Attack is a 1951 Civil Defense film which focuses on what the average American can do to protect himself if caught out in the open or at home during a nuclear attack. Narrated by the magnificent journalist Edward R. Murrow, the film shows clips of actual nuclear bomb tests interspersed with dramatizations […]

Atomic Alert! Nuclear attack survival for children (1951) (1951)

Produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, this video seeks to educate American schoolchildren on how to take cover in the event of a nuclear warning or attack. The child safety tips are dated and hilarious, consider what little help covering up is against a nuclear weapon or a nuclear explosion. Three different situations are shown, including […]

Survival Under Atomic Attack Film: Duck and Cover (1951) [DVD] – Civil Defense Film with Bert The Turtle (1951)

This Duck and Cover civil defense film is the original “nuclear attack safety film” that assures children protection from atomic bombs by getting low to the ground and covering up. A pillar of 1950s history, this hilariously ineffective nuclear survival technique has been satirically mimicked on countless occasions. The cutesy film features the animated character […]