Friday Matinee: Duck and Cover!

Posted By on October 22, 2010

Get your popcorn ready and grab a snack!
Today’s film is an oldie but a goodie: Duck and Cover!

Produced and distributed by the Federal Civil Defense Administration, this film was shown to school children throughout the Cold War.  It’s advice is simple – when you see the flash from a nuclear explosion, duck under a sturdy object and remember to cover your head and neck to protect from burns.  Although it offers some good advice in case of a nuclear blast (find shelter, know where to go in case of an emergency), the opening cartoon of the house and trees being shredded in a nuclear blast does not inspire confidence that merely ducking and covering would improve your chances at survival.

Brought to you courtesy of the FedFlix Films Archive from the Internet Archive.

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