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Civil Defense Collection

(update) Fascinating PSA, recordings and episodes to save americans from a nuclear attack!

120 old time radio show recordings
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"If The Bomb Falls"



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Atomic Energy Lab

Speeches, Radio Drama, and Public Service Announcements (1950s-1960s)
"If the United States were to be attacked with nuclear weapons . . .

Civil Defense HatDuring the era of Atomic Radio, This collection of Civil Defense messages from the 1950s and 1960s includes messages from Leo Hoegh, director of the office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, an announcement from John F. Kennedy, and public service announcements for the protection of yourself, your family, and your home in case of a nuclear emergency.

In this collection, you will learn how to design your home to shield against the dangers of radioactive fallout and how to fight nuclear flash fires (close doors, windows, and Venetian blinds, or cover windows with aluminum foil). You will also learn how to improvise in case tragedy strikes and you are not near a fallout shelter (use doors off their hinges, furniture and appliances, plus stacks of other shielding materials such as trunks or drawers filled with sand or earth to make an enclosure large enough to live in for a short time). There are also instruction on what to do if you see a nuclear flash in the distance (take cover immediately - get in a ditch or building, get under a parked car, behind a tree or a wall, then curl up in a ball and cover your head with your arms and stay there until heat and blast waves have passed, then go to the nearest fallout shelter before radioactive fallout starts drifting down).

Alert today, alive tomorrow, Support National Civil Defense Week AdvertisementIn a time when Americans feared nuclear threat from abroad, when schools were designed to double as fallout shelters, and Americans wore dog tags and practiced nuclear drills and blackout runs to their nearest shelter, radio became the main method of communication between defense officials and the public. These messages from the Office of Civil Defense and the North American Air Defense Command provide an insightful historical perspective on the worries and uncertainties of this time. See also:

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    120 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 37 min
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      120 shows - total playtime 7 hours 37 minutes
      1. Bert the Turtle - Duck and Cover.mp3
      2. Bing Crosby Star for Civil Defense (1959).mp3
      3. Bomb Target U.S.A. Promo.mp3
      4. By People Radio Drama About Conelrad 1960.mp3
      5. Cbs Radio Workshop570310 58 Air Raid Mr Peeps.mp3
      6. Civil Defense LP If the Bomb Falls 1961.mp3
      7. Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow.mp3
      8. Art Linkletter Dont Use Phone.mp3
      9. Attack Warning.mp3
      10. Bob Hope Pattern Of Survival.mp3
      11. Boris Karloff Protect Your Home.mp3
      12. Community Shelter in Schools.mp3
      13. Community Shelter Program.mp3
      14. Conelrad Test Announcement .mp3
      15. Conelrad, Sounds Pretty Complicated.mp3
      16. Design Slanting Psa.mp3
      17. Emergency Broadcast System 1968 13000 Architects.mp3
      18. Emergency Broadcast System 1968 Csp.mp3
      19. Emergency Operating Centers.mp3
      20. Emergency Water Supply.mp3
      21. Fallout Shelter Spaces.mp3
      22. Fred Mcmurray Civil Defense-Family Fallout Shelter Booklet.mp3
      23. Groucho Marx Excellent Chances.mp3
      24. How Much Time Do We Have Disaster On Big Scale.mp3
      25. How Much Time Do We Have Keep Working.mp3
      26. Howard Duff Remember, 6401240.mp3
      27. In Time Of Emergency Brilliant Nuclear Flash.mp3
      28. In Time Of Emergency Not Contagious.mp3
      29. Industrial Records Protection.mp3
      30. Intro, Conelrad Radio Alert, Real Thing .mp3
      31. Johnny Cash Help Ourselves.mp3
      32. Joni James Civil Defense PSA.mp3
      33. Leo Hoegh 1959 Community Defense.mp3
      34. Leo Hoegh 1959 Conelrad.mp3
      35. Leo Hoegh 1959 Fallout Shelter 1.mp3
      36. Leo Hoegh 1959 Fallout Shelter 2.mp3
      37. Leo Hoegh 1959 Fallout Shelter 3.mp3
      38. Leo Hoegh 1959 First Aid 1.mp3
      39. Leo Hoegh 1959 First Aid 2.mp3
      40. Leo Hoegh 1959 Food Storage.mp3
      41. Leo Hoegh 1959 Preparedness Card.mp3
      42. Leo Hoegh 1959 Warning Signals.mp3
      43. Mitzi Gaynor 6401240.mp3
      44. Ocdm Psa 1959 My Own Shelter Cost $212.mp3
      45. Operation Alert 1961 What Do Do During War Jfk.mp3
      46. Pat Boone Warning Signals.mp3
      47. Pds 53 Sounds Pretty Complicated.mp3
      48. Personal and Family Survival.mp3
      49. PSA Emergency Broadcast System 1.mp3
      50. PSA Emergency Broadcast System 2.mp3
      51. PSA Emergency Broadcast System 3.mp3
      52. Psa Pedro Do You Know What To Do 1953.mp3
      53. Psychiatrist Shelter Signs.mp3
      54. Public Shelter Sign.mp3
      55. Radioactive Fallout.mp3
      56. Shelter in Schools.mp3
      57. Shelter Manager.mp3
      58. Slanting the Design.mp3
      59. Stars for Defense 'One Small Chinese Schoolboy' 1960.mp3
      60. Stars for Defense 1965 Beyond the Sign Itself.mp3
      61. Stars for Defense PSA 1960.mp3
      62. Stars for Defense Shelter Means Survival 1965.mp3
      63. Stars for Defense Where the People Are 1965.mp3
      64. Surviveall Fallout Shelter Radio Spot #1.mp3
      65. Surviveall Fallout Shelter Radio Spot #2.mp3
      66. Surviveall Fallout Shelter Radio Spot #3.mp3
      67. Take Step Four Wheels To Survival.mp3
      68. Take Step Grandmas Pantry.mp3
      69. Tony Bennett Civil Defense Spot Nuclear Attack.mp3
      70. Uk Protect And Survive.mp3
      71. Wben Buffalo Ny Announcement 53.mp3
      72. What To Take To Shelter.mp3
      73. When Syracuse 75 Annoucement.mp3
      74. Complacent American 61 Pt 1.mp3
      75. Complacent American 61 Pt 2.mp3
      76. CONELRAD Broadcast Heard During Operation Alert, 1961.mp3
      77. Conelrad Drill 560720.mp3
      78. CONELRAD Promotional 45 (1960).mp3
      79. Counterspy 510121 TCOT Doublecrossing Defender.mp3
      80. Dramatized Communist Cell Meeting.mp3
      81. Fallout Shelter Song.mp3
      82. FMM 550206 1089 Mcgee Prepares Civil Defense Speech.mp3
      83. FMM 550207 1090 Speaker Mcgee.mp3
      84. If Freedom Failed Promo 2 James Whitmore 1953.mp3
      85. If Freedom Failed Promo 25 Jack Webb 1953.mp3
      86. If the Bomb Falls 61.mp3
      87. 01 Radioactive Fallout.mp3
      88. 03 If Caught in the Open.mp3
      89. 05 Improving Fallout Protection (Basements).mp3
      90. 06 Improving Fallout Protetion (no basement).mp3
      91. 07 What to Take to Shelter.mp3
      92. 08 Emergency Shelter.mp3
      93. 09 Fire Hazards.mp3
      94. 10 Follow Instructions.mp3
      95. 11 Main Hazards of Nuclear Attack [excerpt].mp3
      96. 12 Fire Prevention [excerpt].mp3
      97. 13 Attack Warning [excerpt].mp3
      98. 14 Where to find Shelter -- What to Take Along [excerpt].mp3
      99. 15 Improving Fallout Shelter Protection [excerpt].mp3
      100. 16 Food and Water [excerpt].mp3
      101. Inside a Communist Cell.mp3
      102. JFK Endorses CONELRAD.mp3
      103. Lets Talk About Atom Atom In Year 2000 Introduction.mp3
      104. Lets Talk About Atom Introduction.mp3
      105. Luigi 520226 168 Civil Defense Job.mp3
      106. 1 S Claus files Unusual Flight Plan.mp3
      107. 2 Early Warning Radars Acquire Track.mp3
      108. 3 NORAD Pilot Confirms Santa.mp3
      109. 4 Santa Promo 1.mp3
      110. 5 Santa Promo 2.mp3
      111. Nuclear Attack Message 1961.mp3
      112. Operation Danger 500625 Aud Howard Culver.mp3
      113. Sound FX Nuclear Bomb Explosion Yucca Flats NV.mp3
      114. Sound FX Simulated Nuclear Bomb Dropped by F-105.mp3
      115. The Hidden Revolution 590318 Day Called X.mp3
      116. Tomorrow 510507 Civil Defense Drama 1.mp3
      117. Tomorrow 510507 Civil Defense Drama 2.mp3
      118. Truman 510507 Address At Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference.mp3
      119. WCCO-AM Civil_Defense 1961.mp3
      120. Wpgc Conelrad Test 1961.mp3
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    120 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 37 min
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      120 shows - total playtime 7 hours 37 minutes
      1. Bert the Turtle - Duck and Cover.mp3
      2. Bing Crosby Star for Civil Defense (1959).mp3
      3. Bomb Target U.S.A. Promo.mp3
      4. By People Radio Drama About Conelrad 1960.mp3
      5. Cbs Radio Workshop570310 58 Air Raid Mr Peeps.mp3
      6. Civil Defense LP If the Bomb Falls 1961.mp3
      7. Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow.mp3
      8. Art Linkletter Dont Use Phone.mp3
      9. Attack Warning.mp3
      10. Bob Hope Pattern Of Survival.mp3
      11. Boris Karloff Protect Your Home.mp3
      12. Community Shelter in Schools.mp3
      13. Community Shelter Program.mp3
      14. Conelrad Test Announcement .mp3
      15. Conelrad, Sounds Pretty Complicated.mp3
      16. Design Slanting Psa.mp3
      17. Emergency Broadcast System 1968 13000 Architects.mp3
      18. Emergency Broadcast System 1968 Csp.mp3
      19. Emergency Operating Centers.mp3
      20. Emergency Water Supply.mp3
      21. Fallout Shelter Spaces.mp3
      22. Fred Mcmurray Civil Defense-Family Fallout Shelter Booklet.mp3
      23. Groucho Marx Excellent Chances.mp3
      24. How Much Time Do We Have Disaster On Big Scale.mp3
      25. How Much Time Do We Have Keep Working.mp3
      26. Howard Duff Remember, 6401240.mp3
      27. In Time Of Emergency Brilliant Nuclear Flash.mp3
      28. In Time Of Emergency Not Contagious.mp3
      29. Industrial Records Protection.mp3
      30. Intro, Conelrad Radio Alert, Real Thing .mp3
      31. Johnny Cash Help Ourselves.mp3
      32. Joni James Civil Defense PSA.mp3
      33. Leo Hoegh 1959 Community Defense.mp3
      34. Leo Hoegh 1959 Conelrad.mp3
      35. Leo Hoegh 1959 Fallout Shelter 1.mp3
      36. Leo Hoegh 1959 Fallout Shelter 2.mp3
      37. Leo Hoegh 1959 Fallout Shelter 3.mp3
      38. Leo Hoegh 1959 First Aid 1.mp3
      39. Leo Hoegh 1959 First Aid 2.mp3
      40. Leo Hoegh 1959 Food Storage.mp3
      41. Leo Hoegh 1959 Preparedness Card.mp3
      42. Leo Hoegh 1959 Warning Signals.mp3
      43. Mitzi Gaynor 6401240.mp3
      44. Ocdm Psa 1959 My Own Shelter Cost $212.mp3
      45. Operation Alert 1961 What Do Do During War Jfk.mp3
      46. Pat Boone Warning Signals.mp3
      47. Pds 53 Sounds Pretty Complicated.mp3
      48. Personal and Family Survival.mp3
      49. PSA Emergency Broadcast System 1.mp3
      50. PSA Emergency Broadcast System 2.mp3
      51. PSA Emergency Broadcast System 3.mp3
      52. Psa Pedro Do You Know What To Do 1953.mp3
      53. Psychiatrist Shelter Signs.mp3
      54. Public Shelter Sign.mp3
      55. Radioactive Fallout.mp3
      56. Shelter in Schools.mp3
      57. Shelter Manager.mp3
      58. Slanting the Design.mp3
      59. Stars for Defense 'One Small Chinese Schoolboy' 1960.mp3
      60. Stars for Defense 1965 Beyond the Sign Itself.mp3
      61. Stars for Defense PSA 1960.mp3
      62. Stars for Defense Shelter Means Survival 1965.mp3
      63. Stars for Defense Where the People Are 1965.mp3
      64. Surviveall Fallout Shelter Radio Spot #1.mp3
      65. Surviveall Fallout Shelter Radio Spot #2.mp3
      66. Surviveall Fallout Shelter Radio Spot #3.mp3
      67. Take Step Four Wheels To Survival.mp3
      68. Take Step Grandmas Pantry.mp3
      69. Tony Bennett Civil Defense Spot Nuclear Attack.mp3
      70. Uk Protect And Survive.mp3
      71. Wben Buffalo Ny Announcement 53.mp3
      72. What To Take To Shelter.mp3
      73. When Syracuse 75 Annoucement.mp3
      74. Complacent American 61 Pt 1.mp3
      75. Complacent American 61 Pt 2.mp3
      76. CONELRAD Broadcast Heard During Operation Alert, 1961.mp3
      77. Conelrad Drill 560720.mp3
      78. CONELRAD Promotional 45 (1960).mp3
      79. Counterspy 510121 TCOT Doublecrossing Defender.mp3
      80. Dramatized Communist Cell Meeting.mp3
      81. Fallout Shelter Song.mp3
      82. FMM 550206 1089 Mcgee Prepares Civil Defense Speech.mp3
      83. FMM 550207 1090 Speaker Mcgee.mp3
      84. If Freedom Failed Promo 2 James Whitmore 1953.mp3
      85. If Freedom Failed Promo 25 Jack Webb 1953.mp3
      86. If the Bomb Falls 61.mp3
      87. 01 Radioactive Fallout.mp3
      88. 03 If Caught in the Open.mp3
      89. 05 Improving Fallout Protection (Basements).mp3
      90. 06 Improving Fallout Protetion (no basement).mp3
      91. 07 What to Take to Shelter.mp3
      92. 08 Emergency Shelter.mp3
      93. 09 Fire Hazards.mp3
      94. 10 Follow Instructions.mp3
      95. 11 Main Hazards of Nuclear Attack [excerpt].mp3
      96. 12 Fire Prevention [excerpt].mp3
      97. 13 Attack Warning [excerpt].mp3
      98. 14 Where to find Shelter -- What to Take Along [excerpt].mp3
      99. 15 Improving Fallout Shelter Protection [excerpt].mp3
      100. 16 Food and Water [excerpt].mp3
      101. Inside a Communist Cell.mp3
      102. JFK Endorses CONELRAD.mp3
      103. Lets Talk About Atom Atom In Year 2000 Introduction.mp3
      104. Lets Talk About Atom Introduction.mp3
      105. Luigi 520226 168 Civil Defense Job.mp3
      106. 1 S Claus files Unusual Flight Plan.mp3
      107. 2 Early Warning Radars Acquire Track.mp3
      108. 3 NORAD Pilot Confirms Santa.mp3
      109. 4 Santa Promo 1.mp3
      110. 5 Santa Promo 2.mp3
      111. Nuclear Attack Message 1961.mp3
      112. Operation Danger 500625 Aud Howard Culver.mp3
      113. Sound FX Nuclear Bomb Explosion Yucca Flats NV.mp3
      114. Sound FX Simulated Nuclear Bomb Dropped by F-105.mp3
      115. The Hidden Revolution 590318 Day Called X.mp3
      116. Tomorrow 510507 Civil Defense Drama 1.mp3
      117. Tomorrow 510507 Civil Defense Drama 2.mp3
      118. Truman 510507 Address At Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference.mp3
      119. WCCO-AM Civil_Defense 1961.mp3
      120. Wpgc Conelrad Test 1961.mp3
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    120 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 37 min

    Disc A001

    1. Bert the Turtle - Duck and Cover
    2. Bing Crosby Star for Civil Defense (1959)
    3. Bomb Target U.S.A. Promo
    4. By People Radio Drama About Conelrad 1960
    5. Civil Defense LP If the Bomb Falls 1961
    6. Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow
    7. Art Linkletter Dont Use Phone
    8. Attack Warning
    9. Bob Hope Pattern Of Survival
    10. Boris Karloff Protect Your Home
    11. Community Shelter in Schools
    12. Community Shelter Program
    13. Conelrad Test Announcement
    14. Conelrad, Sounds Pretty Complicated
    15. Design Slanting Psa
    16. Emergency Broadcast System 1968 13000 Architects
    17. Emergency Broadcast System 1968 Csp
    18. Emergency Operating Centers
    19. Emergency Water Supply
    20. Fallout Shelter Spaces
    21. Fred Mcmurray Civil Defense-Family Fallout Shelter Booklet
    22. Groucho Marx Excellent Chances
    23. How Much Time Do We Have Disaster On Big Scale
    24. How Much Time Do We Have Keep Working
    25. In Time Of Emergency Brilliant Nuclear Flash
    26. In Time Of Emergency Not Contagious
    27. Industrial Records Protection
    28. Intro, Conelrad Radio Alert, Real Thing
    29. Johnny Cash Help Ourselves
    30. Joni James Civil Defense PSA
    31. Leo Hoegh 1959 Community Defense
    32. Leo Hoegh 1959 Conelrad
    33. Leo Hoegh 1959 Fallout Shelter 1

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    Disc A002

    1. Leo Hoegh 1959 Fallout Shelter 2
    2. Leo Hoegh 1959 Fallout Shelter 3
    3. Leo Hoegh 1959 First Aid 1
    4. Leo Hoegh 1959 First Aid 2
    5. Leo Hoegh 1959 Food Storage
    6. Leo Hoegh 1959 Preparedness Card
    7. Leo Hoegh 1959 Warning Signals
    8. Ocdm Psa 1959 My Own Shelter Cost $212
    9. Operation Alert 1961 What Do Do During War Jfk
    10. Pat Boone Warning Signals
    11. Pds 53 Sounds Pretty Complicated
    12. Personal and Family Survival
    13. PSA Emergency Broadcast System 1
    14. PSA Emergency Broadcast System 2
    15. PSA Emergency Broadcast System 3
    16. Psa Pedro Do You Know What To Do 1953
    17. Psychiatrist Shelter Signs
    18. Public Shelter Sign
    19. Radioactive Fallout
    20. Shelter in Schools
    21. Shelter Manager
    22. Slanting the Design
    23. Stars for Defense 'One Small Chinese Schoolboy' 1960
    24. Stars for Defense 1965 Beyond the Sign Itself
    25. Stars for Defense PSA 1960
    26. Stars for Defense Shelter Means Survival 1965
    27. Stars for Defense Where the People Are 1965
    28. Surviveall Fallout Shelter Radio Spot #1
    29. Surviveall Fallout Shelter Radio Spot #2
    30. Surviveall Fallout Shelter Radio Spot #3
    31. Take Step Four Wheels To Survival
    32. Take Step Grandmas Pantry
    33. Tony Bennett Civil Defense Spot Nuclear Attack
    34. Uk Protect And Survive
    35. Wben Buffalo Ny Announcement 53
    36. What To Take To Shelter
    37. When Syracuse 75 Annoucement
    38. Complacent American 61 Pt 1
    39. Complacent American 61 Pt 2
    40. CONELRAD Broadcast Heard During Operation Alert, 1961
    41. CONELRAD Promotional 45 (1960)

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    Disc A003

    1. Dramatized Communist Cell Meeting
    2. Fallout Shelter Song
    3. If Freedom Failed Promo 2 James Whitmore 1953
    4. If Freedom Failed Promo 25 Jack Webb 1953
    5. If the Bomb Falls 61
    6. 01 Radioactive Fallout
    7. 03 If Caught in the Open
    8. 05 Improving Fallout Protection (Basements)
    9. 06 Improving Fallout Protetion (no basement)
    10. 07 What to Take to Shelter
    11. 08 Emergency Shelter
    12. 09 Fire Hazards
    13. 10 Follow Instructions
    14. 11 Main Hazards of Nuclear Attack [excerpt]
    15. 12 Fire Prevention [excerpt]
    16. 13 Attack Warning [excerpt]
    17. 14 Where to find Shelter -- What to Take Along [excerpt]
    18. 15 Improving Fallout Shelter Protection [excerpt]
    19. 16 Food and Water [excerpt]
    20. Inside a Communist Cell
    21. JFK Endorses CONELRAD
    22. Lets Talk About Atom Atom In Year 2000 Introduction
    23. Lets Talk About Atom Introduction
    24. 1 S Claus files Unusual Flight Plan
    25. 2 Early Warning Radars Acquire Track
    26. 3 NORAD Pilot Confirms Santa
    27. 4 Santa Promo 1
    28. 5 Santa Promo 2
    29. Nuclear Attack Message 1961
    30. Sound FX Nuclear Bomb Explosion Yucca Flats NV
    31. Sound FX Simulated Nuclear Bomb Dropped by F-105

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    Disc A004

    1. WCCO-AM Civil_Defense 1961
    2. Wpgc Conelrad Test 1961
    3. Operation Danger 500625 Aud Howard Culver
    4. Counterspy 510121 TCOT Doublecrossing Defender

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    Disc A005

    1. Tomorrow 510507 Civil Defense Drama 1
    2. Tomorrow 510507 Civil Defense Drama 2
    3. Truman 510507 Address At Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference

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    Disc A006

    1. Luigi 520226 168 Civil Defense Job
    2. FMM 550206 1089 Mcgee Prepares Civil Defense Speech
    3. FMM 550207 1090 Speaker Mcgee
    4. Conelrad Drill 560720

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    Disc A007

    1. Cbs Radio Workshop570310 58 Air Raid Mr Peeps
    2. The Hidden Revolution 590318 Day Called X
    3. Howard Duff Remember, 6401240
    4. Mitzi Gaynor 6401240

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