Duck and Cover – Remember This?

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With current political turmoil and tensions escalating, I thought it would be a good time to post this.

Duck and Cover is a public awareness campaign aimed at school children that was shown in schools beginning in 1952. It was a mix of animated and live-action scenes that demonstrated what you should do to survive a nuclear bomb attack. An animated turtle named Bert would take cover inside his shell while a catchy little song played.

Some would say that the advice is naive and laughable and that it would not make a bit of difference in your survival.

It was narrated by Robert Middleton and featured schoolchildren from New York City and Astoria, New York.

Funded by US Federal Civil Defense Administration



 

 

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JARHUMOR says:

It’s true Burt never got hurt, but for his brother Amir the injuries were severe.

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