Skip to comments.Early 1960s Photo: "Nuclear Bomb! Fallout Shelter On Display Here! Public Invited"
Posted on 06/30/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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As someone who lived through the Cuban missile crisis, and can remember the weekly (in our case Friday at noon) air raid warnings, and the duck and cover training at school, this was a real threat.
WWII was less than 20 years in the past.
The Soviet Union was a real threat.
Would air raid shelters actually work, most likely not since they did not take into account what you do when the attack is over. But that is not how you have to look at it.
People were scared. What could a father do to protect their families. This was one option.
The White House has a new super bunker.
I go back further,,,, into the 50s for grade school. I remember the” get under your desk and cover your neck with your hands” drills.
Let’s all go to the bunker ... and get something to eat!
The Go Home Drill and blackout was the scariest..
I go back further,,,, into the 50s for grade school. I remember the get under your desk and cover your neck with your hands drills.
Me, too. Later in high school we changed that to “bend over and kiss your azz goodbye”.
laplata ~:” The White House has a new super bunker.”
My point .. EXACTLY !
another government “ ELITE “ benefit and entitlement !
and what about us peons ?
Want to flumix the local government officials ?
Go to Village / Town / County officials and ask !
Ask where the nearest fall out shelter is !
Ask who is responsible for maintaining fresh supplies .
Where is the nearest tornado shelter , flood shelter .. etc.
Now a “Drone-proof” shelter.
laplata ~:” Later in high school we changed that to bend over and kiss your azz goodbye. “
Yup ! That’s how I remember it too !
BLAST OFF !
Oh the good old Days !
and now ,,,,,
When I was a Girl Scout in the 1960’s, we stayed overnight in a shelter. We slept on bunk beds and ate soldier’s rations probably left over from Korea or WWII.
I went to grade school in DC and we did a lot of the ‘bend over’ or ‘run to the school basement’ drills. I had no idea people did them in other parts of the country until fairly recently.
That’s a Washington-centric mindset for you. : )
Obama’s narcissistic mind translates that super bunker and similar means of survival into a Security Blanket. He thinks he’s immune to anything disastrous.
This man is as evil as anyone who has ever lived on this planet and we’re going to suffer greatly, I’m afraid.
When SHTF his supporters can go to hell.
Yeah, as little kids we hadn’t a real clue. But by the time we were in our teens we knew.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis I remember JFK speaking to the nation. My Dad made us sit around and pay attention.
In Superior, AZ, the plan was to take the entire town of 4,000 into the mine 500 level with people bringing their own stash of food. Not real well thought out but even Phoenix then was not considered a real likely target and it is 65 miles away. The mine, along with its sister mine in San Manuel did produce some 10% of the copper used in the USA though. Now, with the mines mostly closed, Superior would be a good spot to sit things out.
Watch out for these guys...
"Somebody dropped a bomb...crazy kick.""
Better to have an not need than to need and not have...
Ape has killed ape.
yes. Girls are included. They’d be in their 80’s now so give them a minute to get into their bikinis.
I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis vividly. I stood near a line of teletype machines from various newswire services, monitoring the progress of the Soviet ships as they neared our Naval blockade. I wondered if I had time to get home to be with my wife and children before Soviet ICBMs delivered Hell (I lived near a Strategic Air Command base, a very likely target.)
There was an audible sigh of relief from everyone nearby when the teletypes clacked out the news that the Russian ships had turned away from the blockade. That's as close to an all-out nuclear war as I ever want to come.
Just made identifying the bodies easier,, we lined up in the hallways by alphabetical order.
You had an up close experience.
One of my Dad’s World War II buddies was a B-52 pilot. He visited us a few months after it was over and said it was damned scary.
In those days we were all “Americans”. My Dad used the term “Red blooded American” all the time.
,,, into the 50s for grade school. I remember the get under your desk and cover your neck with your hands drills.
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Likewise grade school 40’s/50’s and remember the ‘Fall Out Shelters’. When I went to Boot Camp (Navy) in ‘56 after 1 ABC instruction period/class, I decided to NEVER trust an adult again, no matter what they said - if they could ‘lie’ about the desk and covering your head was adequate ‘protection’, they would be able to lie about anything. Of course in ‘54 they were still having Sailors on the OPEN DECKS of ships face away from a nuclear blast - Oh yes, make sure your pants were tucked in your socks and shirt sleeves and collars buttoned and have your counter on....
I was at either the Pentagon or NAVCOMMSTA Cheltenham during Bay of Pigs and Kennedy Assassination .. some ‘fun’ times but I don’t remember any ‘panic’ on our part, Just doing our job.....
My dad built one. It was comforting for a young kid. We had some of our most interesting conversations about life when I sat and talked to him as he laid bricks.
I was in 3rd grade, and my father was preparing some sort of shelter for us, just in case.
He actually had sand bags covered over the celler window.Actaully more like a root celler. Mom and dad had all sorts of food stuff, (powdered eggs and milk), freshly canned fruit, and tomatoes.
I still remember my mom and dad discussing if they should send us to school that day. They did but daddy promised if anything happened he would come and get us.
Ray Miland. Classic stuff.
“yes. Girls are included. Theyd be in their 80s now so give them a minute to get into their bikinis.”
OMG that’s funny.
A great, great flick.
Yup, a fun film...
Remember Cuban Missile Crisis - was in 2nd grade
Rumor was that Russkies had targeted the school
Thought that was pretty cool - would not have to go to school......
That is one of my favorite movies. Blast From The Past!
Good place for a wingding.
The women, on the other hand, knew how to live. Dresses light as a feather, usually reclining by the pool with a drink of wine in their petite little hands, without a care in the world. All Jackie style.
I hear you’re mad about Bruebeck.
I lived in Florida during the nuclear stand-off with Cuba/Russia. We each had to bring a gallon of water and a blanket to school and store it there. I’m sure that and the protection of a school desk was all I needed to survive a nuclear attack.
“Im sure that and the protection of a school desk was all I needed to survive a nuclear attack.”
Yeah. You were just gonna get a bit of a sunburn.
If you read about our last nuclear war, 'duck and cover' saves lives and reduces casualties.
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