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Vintage Cold War Atomic Bomb Civil Defense First Aid Kit

While the rest of you are discussing jello molds and fashion, I am preparing for civil defense!

Nuclear explosions at the Nevada Test Site (Frenchman Flats, outside of Las Vegas)

A very interesting site full of information on the history of Nuclear explosions at the Nevada Test Site.

Communism Threat Finally Neutralized, Seattle Updates Civil Defense Plans | The Naked Loon

"No city is safe from atom attack." From a 1951 Seattle Civil Defense Manual.

Map ~ Korean War 1950-1953 http://www.pinterest.com/coleman6/history-1/ , http://www.pinterest.com/ddharr/maps/

This map of a divided North and South Korea shows the conflict present in the Korean War The Korean War posed conflict between Communist China and the Democratic United States. It ended in a stalemate.

Septic tank converted to 6 person bomb shelter, 1951

Septic tank converted to 6 person bomb shelter, 1951 This is a level of preparation that I never thought of.

"Atomic-Anxious America - The United States has begun in earnest to prepare for civil defense. At first there was a tendency not to take it seriously, but now the ordinary American has decided that his life may depend on BEING PREPARED.” Regular drills of  duck and cover!

"Atomic-Anxious America - The United States has begun in earnest to prepare for…

"Standards for Fallout Shelters"

Standards for Fallout Shelters - SurvivalRing

How to Survive an Atomic Bomb by v.valenti, via Flickr

How to survive an atomic bomb: insurance company ad, 1951 - I remember this kind of idiocy

The Cold War Map 1962  I would use this to give the students an understanding of teh general geography of the cold war

The Cold War

The Cold War Map 1962 I subject and period specific maps can be very useful. Can also reuse this map to discuss Cold War in semester US History.

"fall out shelters" 1964 ad....we moved into a house in 1966 that had a fall-out shelter with a square nautilus entrance, two sets of bunk beds, and lots of shelves for food and water, and as privacy corner with bucket and topped barrel for private doings :)

1964 Fallout Shelter Advertisement - The advertisement includes the both the CD logo and the guarantee of "Evaluated and Accepted by CIVIL DEFENSE"

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