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Let's face it

Contributor(s):
United States. Air Photographic and Charting Service.
United States. Federal Civil Defense Administration.
Publication:
[Washington, DC] : The Administration, [1954]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Civil Defense
Disaster Planning
Nuclear Warfare
United States
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Popular Works
Abstract:
In this film, the need for civil defense against atomic and thermonuclear attack is presented over footage of citizens engaging in various evacuation, rescue, and civil defense activities during a large-scale air raid drill. The civil defense emergency broadcasting system is explained. As part of the national civil defense plan, a number of structures--homes, buildings, railroads, forests, automobiles, etc., are set up in the Nevada desert. The military, civil defense planners, scientists, and the news media gather at News Knob to observe the blast. Soldiers are dug into trenches only a few miles from ground zero. A bomb is dropped on the ground zero target. Cameras and other instruments record its effects onthe structures at the bomb site and also on the men in the trenches, some of whom are standing and facing the blast. Immediately after the explosion, the soldiers march toward ground zero, monitoring the amount of radiation present as they go. Shots include: a local civil defense headquarters; Japanese ruins after an atomic explosion; atomic test on a Pacific atoll; ground level and aerial views of the bomb damage in Nevada.
Copyright:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Extent:
014 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Provenance:
Received: (date unknown) as a donation from U.S. Public Health Service.
Technique:
Animation and live action
NLM Unique ID:
9201093A (See catalog record)
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Contributor(s):
United States. Air Photographic and Charting Service.
United States. Federal Civil Defense Administration.
Publication:
[Washington, DC] : The Administration, [1954]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Civil Defense
Disaster Planning
Nuclear Warfare
United States
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Popular Works
Abstract:
In this film, the need for civil defense against atomic and thermonuclear attack is presented over footage of citizens engaging in various evacuation, rescue, and civil defense activities during a large-scale air raid drill. The civil defense emergency broadcasting system is explained. As part of the national civil defense plan, a number of structures--homes, buildings, railroads, forests, automobiles, etc., are set up in the Nevada desert. The military, civil defense planners, scientists, and the news media gather at News Knob to observe the blast. Soldiers are dug into trenches only a few miles from ground zero. A bomb is dropped on the ground zero target. Cameras and other instruments record its effects onthe structures at the bomb site and also on the men in the trenches, some of whom are standing and facing the blast. Immediately after the explosion, the soldiers march toward ground zero, monitoring the amount of radiation present as they go. Shots include: a local civil defense headquarters; Japanese ruins after an atomic explosion; atomic test on a Pacific atoll; ground level and aerial views of the bomb damage in Nevada.
Copyright:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Extent:
014 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Provenance:
Received: (date unknown) as a donation from U.S. Public Health Service.
Technique:
Animation and live action
NLM Unique ID:
9201093A (See catalog record)