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Old Nuclear PSAs You May Find Interesting

•, Aden Tate

I guess just given the nature of our current times, I've had a morbid interest in looking over older nuclear PSAs (public service announcements). It's part of the reason I started to look further into that old British PSA Protect and Survive.

There are a lot of these old PSAs when you start to look into them, and they're rather dark but still pretty interesting. Here are a few of them that I found interesting that you may as well.

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This 1965 PSA on Civil Defense

I think that this is the most disturbing out of all the ones I've found so far. Bizarre paper mache-style marionettes are used to tell people what they are supposed to do to stay safe. I still haven't figured out how they got that puppet on strings to blink.

The whole scenario is rather nightmarish, has something of a Howdy Doody vibe, and they cover a lot of material. I'm not sure I would be willing to follow the advice to get my cows to cover before I get myself to cover. I have a bit more value than an animal does, though I do understand the importance of protecting food sources.

I am interested in finding the booklets "Your Livestock Can Survive Fallout" and "Your Family Survival Plan" that the PSA advertises. They do recommend a 14-day supply of food as well, which coincides with Cresson Kearny's statements that you'll have to spend at least two weeks in any type of fallout shelter before you can even think to begin to go out for short periods of time.

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