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Prelinger Archives: Duck and Cover (1951) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Designed for children, this Prelinger Archives film--an icon of Cold War Civil Defense doctrine--boils down what to do in the event of an atomic attack to the simple concept of "duck and cover." The implicit message? That nuclear war with the Soviet Union was both unavoidable and survivable. Chilling! Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures.
Release Date
1951
Run Time
9 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Duck and Cover (1951)
Contents
Duck and Cover (1951) (9:00)
Credits
Produced by Archer Productions, for the U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1951.
Publisher no.
41759 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (9 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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