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mikethompson

Lifer
Jun 26, 2016
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" By the 1953 model year, car radios sold in the United States had to be marked with the Civil Defense triangle logo at 640 and 1240 kHz "

 
Aug 9, 2013
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Helena, Alabama

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Remember going into utility spaces in the basement of schools and public buildings and finding stacks of provisions, presumably potable water and some sort of foodstuffs? All with the radioactive symbol, which seems a little counterintuitive. The provisions were well intended but in urban areas misunderstood the survivability of the potential attack. More of a morale ritual than a viable plan, I think.
 
Aug 9, 2013
29,332
53,086
Helena, Alabama
I remember being an eight ear old kid listening to the instructions we were to follow if there was a nuke attack. WTF I thought. Who is kidding who here. We'd be incinerated toast and we're supposed to follow these goofball instructions. The fifties were great times in America.
We had them till at least the early 70's. But, we lived near one of the largest US Arsenals. I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it, but the thought makes it even more ridiculous. If they had taken out the Arsenal, nothing would have saved us.