Tag: Civil

Atomic Age Civil Defense Film Library DVD – Atomic Testing, Fallout Shelters, Duck & Cover, Poison Gas Warfare and More

This classic collection of Civil Defense films were mostly created during the height of the cold war in the 1950’s when there was a communist behind every bush and Nuclear War was going to happen at any instant. The films are both educational and entertaining as they are immersed in the knowledge and values of […]

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

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 […]

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 […]