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Duck and Cover Campaign from the 1950s

 

In 1951, as Americans fear a nuclear attack by the USSR, the Federal Civil Defense Administration orders a film called "Duck and Cover."

Created during the Cold War, the film is intented to help school children know what to do if a Soviet-sent atomic bomb explodes over America.

The campaign, including a pamphlet featuring a turtle named Bert—who teaches kids how to "duck and cover"—is used throughout the nation.

This image depicts a page from that pamphlet. Its title is:  "Bert the Turtle Says Duck and Cover." Pamphlet by Archer Productions, producer of the "Duck and Cover" film.


Media Credits

Image from a U.S. Civil Defense campaign directed at school children during the 1950s. Created, for the U.S. federal government, by Archer Productions.

 

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