Duck and Cover - Civil Defense Film

In 1951, the American government, in consultation with the National Education Association, created a film instructing young school children what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.  It features a turtle named Bert and includes nuclear-explosion scenes culled from other government films.

Entitled Duck and Cover, the film was seen by millions of children throughout the United States.


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Image online, courtesy the U.S. National Archives.

 

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