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    ... 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.

  • Stacy Allen

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

  • Granny Grue

    Duck and cover! (We had our Fears!) "How to Survive an Atomic Bomb" ...this book MAY save your life.....stupid, yes. But if people knew the truth, they would have lost heart. WORSE, they might have stopped the arms race, and bankrupted all those corporations.

  • Astor Reinhardt

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.the great 50's ~~ I had to wear them as a kid in the 60's. not because they were in style any more, but because they were "corrective shoes" for flat feet! ~~GG

El 1 de mayo de 1957 la señorita Linda Lawson, que creo que trabajaba en un casino de Las Vegas, fue coronada como Miss Bomba Atómica durante los eventos publicitarios que acompañaron el test nuclear denominado Operación Cue

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