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Prelinger Archives: Survival Under Atomic Attack (1951) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
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Let us face, without panic, the reality of our times--the fact that atom bombs may someday be dropped on our cites--and let us prepare for survival, says the authoritative, measured, resonant voice of Edward R. Murrow. This Prelinger Archives film discusses how nuclear weapons cause damage through blast, heat, and radioactivity; the relatively minor effects on people of post-detonation radiation; and simple ways to protect oneself if at home or caught in the open when the A-bombs start to fall. "If the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had known what we know about civil defense, thousands of lives would have been saved.
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9 min.
  • 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
Survival under Atomic Attack (1951)
Survival under Atomic Attack (1951) (9:00)
Produced by Castle Films, for the U.S. Office of Civil Defense.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1951.
Publisher no.
41764 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (9 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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