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Nuclear Disaster Preparedness and Civil Defense

A guide for current and historic US government resources on how to prepare for a nuclear attack or environmental emergency from West Chester University Libraries

Civil Defense Preparation During the Cold War

Duck and Cover (1951)

 

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US Civil Defense, 1955

 

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Operation Alert - Mock H-Bomb Attack Tests Civil Defense (1956)

 

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Radiological Defense (1961)

 

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About Fallout (1963)

 

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Effects of Nuclear Fallout and Radiation Exposure

Medical Aspects of Nuclear Radiation (1950)

(from the Internet Archive)

The Damaging Effects of the Atomic Bomb Compared to Conventional Bombs (1954)

(from the Internet Archive)

Atomic Bomb Tests

The Trinity Bomb Test (1945) [no audio]


(from the Internet Archive)

US Department of Energy Nuclear Test Films [compilation ; some audio]


(from the Internet Archive)

Operation Crossroads (1948)

(from the Internet Archive)

Atomic Tests In Nevada: The Story of AEC's Continental Proving Ground (1955)

(from the Internet Archive)

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