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    • Stacy Allen

      1950s Atomic Ranch House | 1950's Atomic Ranch House: How To Survive an Atomic Bomb

    • Joy F R

      How to survive an atomic bomb. This was a theme from my childhood, during the atomic age, the threat of communist take over and the cold war era.

    • Aine MacDermot

      (I can't believe they used to tell people to "Duck and Cover" and the public actually BELIEVED that would keep them safe!). How to Survive an Atomic Bomb, Richard Gerstell

    • Astor Reinhardt

      Another book cover

    • marionshedd
      • 2 years ago

      We used to have to practice this drill in school when I was little before the 60's, maybe early 50. They need to re-inforce this especially after 9-11.

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