Tag: Fallout

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 […]

One Nation Underground: The Fallout Shelter in American Culture (American History and Culture) (Paperback)

From Library Journal Although Rose (history, California State Univ., Chico; American Women and the Repeal of Prohibition) might have wished his popular history of the Cold War to work from below ground on up, his excavation of the great fear of the Fifties reveals a discourse overwhelmingly top-down. Government and civic elites propagandized for shelters […]

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 […]