The Cold War :

 Civil Defence

This page contains information about the many Information films made to promote civil defence, and protection from Nuclear attack during the cold war

The first set of pictures shows the Protect and survive public information films made during the 1970's . These made in secret by the government, and were intended to be broadcast to the British nation if this country was preparing for a nuclear conflict. They were never shown, and only recently de-classified...........it is interesting to note however, that they make an appearance in the 1984 TV film, "Threads".

 

Protect and survive Film (1) Film (2) Film (3) Film (4)
Film (5) Film (6) Film (7) Film (8) Film (9)
Film (10) Film (11) Film (12) Film (13) Film (14)
Film (15) Film (16) Film (17) Film (18) Film (19)
 
Film (20)

 

Click on the Speaker for Cold war sounds.

Attack Fall out 2 All Clear
Fall out 1 Fall out 3 Public Info.

 

Earlier Civil defence films include :

The waking point (1951) The Warden & The householder (1961) Civil Defence practice (1958) Doom Town(1958)

 

From a historical and technical point of view, the best film made around the cold war was "Sound an alarm", made in 1971. It shows how well the Civil defence was trained to support the government and people in time of a nuclear conflict.  Below are images from the film, with some commentaries.
Title Exiting ROC post Entering ROC Post Locking down Locking down
Sound Alarm Sound Alarm Sound Alarm Sound Alarm Entering ROC Post
Click here to see Individual dosimeter and

Radiac Meter in my collection.

Click here to see page on ROC Posts.

Inside ROC Post Radiac Meter Individual dosimeter

All Images unless otherwise stated are the property of the author ©Richard Williams 2005-2007

www.bracklaordnance.co.uk

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