Someone Set Us Up The Bomb



Government information pamphlet on using your car for escape and protection in a nuclear attack. Copyright 1955.

Found in "Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution" by Robert C. Atkins M.D., published by McKay, 1972.

ED: From the pamphlet: "If you have room, pick up walking evacuees," "Remember - you can push or pull another car with little increase in your own gasoline consumption," "Tests under an actual atomic explosion in Nevada proved that modern cars... ...give a degree of protection against a blast, heat and radiation."

It was a simpler time, wasn't it?


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

main screen turn on.

Jessamyn Harris said...

good god. I want that pamphlet!
in that scary 80s miniseries movie, "the day after" (I think it's called), the guy's car engine dies right before the bomb blast - something to do with the crazy electromagnetic field I think? he's like, "WTF? why are all of these cars dead?", and then everyone gets blasted and you can see their skeletons a la some sweet 80s cinematography. scary.
so maybe cars won't even go? like that arcade fire song...

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