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WELCOME- THIS BLOG HAS MANY POSTS THAT CAN BE FOUND ABOVE IN THE TABLE OF CONTENTS, I TRY TO ADD THINGS MONTHLY SO ALWAYS CHECK BACK. THE MAIN SECTION OF FALLOUT SHELTER NYC DOES START HERE AND YOU CAN SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND FIND DOZENS OF DECLASSIFIED NUCLEAR TEST MOVIES AND CIVIL DEFENSE FEATURES, THERE ARE LOTS OF POSTS TO GO THROUGH AND YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING GUARANTEED THAT WILL HAVE YOU COMING HERE MORE, SO DECONTAMINATE ,FIND YOUR BEDDING AREA AND RECEIVE YOUR SHELTER RATIONS WHO KNOWS HOW LONG YOU WILL BE HERE FOR.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

(1954) OPERATION APPLEJACK NATIONWIDE ATOMIC ATTACK PREPAREDNESS DRILL NYC FOOTAGE





A LITTLE TASTE OF A NEW YORK CITY MOST OF US NEVER SAW AND PROBABLY CAN NOT IMAGINE. THE THOUGHT OF NEW YORKERS FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS TO CLEAR THE STREETS AND FIND SHELTER FROM A HYPOTHETICAL ATOMIC ATTACK IS MINDBLOWING BUT THE TRUTH IS THE AVERAGE GOTHAM RESIDENT WAS SCARED TO DEATH OF SOVIET BOMBERS ON THE HORIZON LADEN WITH ATOMIC BOMBS. THIS WAS ONLY NINE YEARS POST HIROSHIMA AND FALLOUT SHELTERS WERE YEARS AWAY "AIR RAID SHELTERS" WERE WHAT THEY WERE CALLED USUALLY A PARKING GARAGE OR A SUBWAY STATION. FINDING ONE WAS FAIRLY EASY NO YELLOW AND BLACK GOTHIC LOOKING FALLOUT SHELTER SIGN JUST A WHITE AND BLACK BOMB SHELTER SIGN A VERY VERY RARE FIND ON NEW YORK CITY STREETS TODAY, I ALMOST SNAGGED ONE 10 YEARS AGO IN MIDTOWN JUST HANGING OVER A FREIGHT ENTRANCE, I DID THE UNTHINKABLE AND ASKED THE BUILDING OWNER FOR THE SIGN AND UPON LEARNING OF IT HE PROMPTLY TOLD ME BUZZ OFF AND TOOK IT FOR HIMSELF WHILE A HANDYMAN SHOOK HIS HEAD AND SAID "YOU SHOULDA SLIPPED ME FIVE BUCKS AND IT WOULDA BEEN YOURS....."  SADLY.....I NEVER CAME ACROSS ANOTHER .


























Tuesday, October 7, 2014

(1963) OPERATIONS IN PUBLIC SHELTERS - FALLOUT SHELTER LIFE POST ATTACK A FAIRY TALE

OPERATIONS IN PUBLIC SHELTERS


Office of Civil Defense

1963







Beginning in 1961, architects and engineers across the United States set out to inspect thousands of buildings which could potentially serve as public fallout shelter spaces.  This project, known as the National Fallout Shelter Survey, culminated with the marking and stocking of many suitable locations.  Once the signs and supplies were in place, however, the Office of Civil Defense often left subsequent administerial responsibilities to local officials.  Federal programs still sought to train local shelter managers by creating a body of films and literature designed to examine each phase of a shelter stay.  This “shelter living” material frequently stressed absolute reliance on bureaucratic procedures implemented long before any emergency.  Instinctive following of these procedures, it was expected, would allow for calm attitudes to suppress the chaos which would no doubt ensue after an enemy attack.  Few films demonstrate this principle better than the 1963 OCD production Operations in Public Shelters.
                              
Operations in Public Shelters follows an impromptu leader, Gary Bates, as he gradually gains control over the hectic situation unfolding in his local shelter.   Opening in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear exchange, citizens mill in panic, crowding the entrance of Public Shelter 126.  Those inside fare little better, as shelter manager Bill Floyd is among the dead and his deputy, Bates, must assume command.  This scenario is addressed briefly in the 1963 filmPlanning for Public Shelter Entry, which notes the existence of special paperwork to be completed should the shelter manager fail to survive.  Bates instead reacts with frustration, trying to shirk his duty while shouting with other occupants.  The opening minutes of the film are frantic, with infants crying, phones ringing, and refugees shuffling aimlessly.  Bates reluctantly accepts his role, pressing the fact he was out of town when the shelter protocols were designed.  Fortunately, however, his communications operator patiently explains the shelter was established in accordance with uniform federal guidelines.  "We set up by the book, you shouldn't have any problem!"
                              
Bates faces several immediate problems, rising temperatures, a lack of food for infants, and fallout quickly accumulating on the Western edge of town.  Examining the shelter operations 
plan, prepared by volunteers in peacetime, Bates is able to form a radiological monitoring team to retrieve infant formula and additional supplies.  Through a similar reliance on bureaucratic methods, a detailed shelter schedule is devised, along with a food service system, and  information/moral procedures.  The film also focuses on Bates' ability to assign shelter jobs in accordance with occupants' skill sets.  A handyman with a thick accent, for example, is able to use his plumbing skills to retrieve extra water, while those with craft skills fashion privacy curtains to surround a makeshift commode.  Also offering his assistance is Gil Thompson, Shelter 126's enthusiastic health and sanitation manager.  Gil is played by a young Anthony Zerbe, a prolific actor who would later appear in films such as The Omega Man and Rooster Cogburn.  As the days go by, reports filter in from a local command center urging local populations to remain sheltered.  Bates turns this potential demoralizing peice of news into a challenge he and the shelter occupants strive to meet.  "We'll do it!  We'll use training, recreation, useful work, and special activities to make shelter living more acceptable!"


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

(1969) THE LAST OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE FILMS "IN TIME OF EMERGENCY" AND MASS MAILED HANBOOK





In Time of Emergency

Office of Civil Defense


1969

One way to view American civil defense is as a series of informational campaigns, each lasting a few years and each having the same overall goal of preparedness.  The 1950's, for example, saw Alert America in the early part of the decade and Operation Alert in the latter years.  Both were nationwide efforts to enlist volunteers and were supported by films, posters, air raid drills, and traveling displays.  This pattern would continue into the 1970's with the Your Chance to Live program, which used everyday disasters to remind viewers of the importance of emergency planning.  Nestled in between was the In Time of Emergency campaign, principally embodied through lengthy pamphlets of the same name released in March of 1968.  From the outset, government officials sought to connect civil defense planning with preparation for natural disasters.  While 95% of the publication is devoted to fallout protection and planning for an atomic attack, the final pages explain how the same procedures will help in case of blizzard, conventional fire, earthquake, and hurricanes.  To supplement the pamphlet, an LP was released which highlighted the atomic aspect but neglected the conventional disasters.  Similarly, a film was created in 1969 which featured a prologue by the Office of Civil Defense director John E. Davis who briefly mentions natural disasters, though the rest of film focuses on home fallout protection and the responsibilities of living in the nuclear age.
CHECK OUT PRESIDENT NIXON ON THE WALL
                              
John Davis opens the film by stating its true purpose.  "Many thousands of disasters hit the United States each year, that's more than fifty disasters per day!  But even the greatest natural disaster we could imagine would be dwarfed in loss of life and property in the event of a nuclear attack.  Our purpose in civil defense is to protect you, so you can protect yourself in time of emergency."  The protection Davis speaks of is symbolized by the fallout shelter signs dotting America cities.  The National Fallout Shelter Program began with great fanfare during the Kennedy administration, though by the late 1960's its publicity had declined significantly.  Still, shelter spaces which had been surveyed and deemed appropriately secure, received federally funded supplies in 1969 and beyond.  Fallout protection was being encouraged in new buildings as well.  This is important, the narrator explains, because while only 5% of the United States would likely fall victim to the blast and heat of a bomb, the entire landmass could be covered with fallout.  Is fallout protection a priority for most people?  "There are of course those that give up, that feel there is no hope for surviving a nuclear attack, that speak of it as an absolute end.  As the Cuban crisis showed us, however, this kind of talk is . . . just talk.  Most people will seek some sort of protection."  


"Well, this protection is here now."  Ample shelter space developed across the nation in apartment buildings, businesses, office spaces, and shopping centers, however, civil defense planners were ever weary of a shelter shortage in the suburbs, where much of the population retired each night. The solution to this problem began with a homeowners' survey.  Delivered in the mail, the survey provided a questionnaire, asking Americans to consider home construction details believed to benefit the occupants in time of nuclear emergency.  If the homes themselves were found to offer suitable fallout protection, then further reading was recommended to instruct families on how to turn sturdy corners of their basements into personal shelter spaces.  If caught unprepared, the average family could improvise a shelter out of bookshelves, heavy furniture and even dirt from the garden if necessary.  While these improvised measures of home protection would reduce the danger of fallout, In Time of Emergency emphasizes they should only be utilized as last moment solutions.  As the film explains, an average family's best chance for survival lay in finding the nearest public shelter, marked and stocked by the government across the country.  Supplied with vital water, medical, and food supplies, the shelters were also to have trained management staffs. "Even so, shelter life would be spartan.  None of the comforts of home!"

COURTESY OF ATOMIC HOME CINEMA

 THE BOOKLET AND FILM WAS ONE OR THE LAST GASP FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL DEFENSE ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED BY CARTOON LIKE SHORT FILMS OR MARIONETTES ACTING OUT DISASTERS AND THE HIDDEN MESSAGE NUCLEAR WAR. THE NEXT BATTER UP FOR THE JOB OF CIVIL DEFENSE CAME WITH "FEMA" FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, GONE WAS THE CD INSIGNIA  AND IN WAS A FEDERAL EAGLE TYPE INSIGNIA WITH A TINY CD TRIANGLE HIDDEN WITHIN THIS LOGO THIS BLOG WILL NOT GO IN TO THIS PERIOD OF NATIONAL CIVIL DEFENSE SINCE IT WAS A PAPER PUBLISHING AFFAIR NOT LOOKING FOR CIVILIANS TO JOIN BUT USING AGENCIES LIKE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCY SERVICES AND OFFERED CIVILIAN INVOLVEMENT THROUGH  HOME STUDY COURSES THAT BASICALLY NEVER GOT MORE INVOLVED THAN THAT ,GONE WERE THE NATIONAL SHELTER PLAN AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES STOCKED AROUND THE COUNTRY THE SHELTER SYSTEM WAS BASICALLY ABANDONED IN PLACE AND LEFT TO ROT. FEMA HAD ITS SHINING MOMENT AND SHOWED THE NATION AND WORLD HOW PREPARED OUR GOVERNMENT WAS  AND  WHAT MODERN CIVIL DEFENSE LOOKED LIKE AND WHAT A NATIONAL SIZE EMERGENCY WOULD LOOK AND BE HANDLED LIKE DURING "HURRICANE KATRINA" PERHAPS THE WORST MOMENT IN CIVIL DEFENSE  AND PREPAREDNESS AND STILL THE AGENCY IS LOST TAKING ON THE ROLE OF HOMELAND SECURITY PREPARING FOR LARGE CIVILIAN DISTURBANCES HOW TO QUELL THEM AND DETAIN AMERICANS.  IN THE YEAR "2014" CIVIL DEFENSE IS NON EXISTENT IN A EMERGENCY PEOPLE ARE TOLD TO SHELTER AT HOME NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS, ALTHOUGH A VERY BRIEF PREPAREDNESS PUSH IS RESURFACING IN NYC , SINCE WE HAD NO MORE AIR DEFENSE CENTERS IN 2001 4 JET AIRCRAFT WERFE HIJACKED TWO CRASHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTERS ONE HIT THE PENTAGON ONE WAS CRASHED IN A FIELD IN SHANKSVILLE PA INROUTE TO POSSIBLY THE WHITE HOUSE,THIS WAS THE DEADLIEST EVENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY CONCERNING ATTACKS WITHIN OUR BORDERS AND BOY DID THEY CATCH US UNAWARE! OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE BELIEVES THAT TERRORISTS ARE PLANNING TO SMUGGLE A NUCLEAR WEAPON AND DETONATE IT WITHIN A LARGE CITY , NUCLEAR SEARCH TEAMS ARE A CURRENT SITE IN MANHATTAN NYC, EVERY PRESIDENT SINCE REAGAN HAS SAID " THEIR NIGHTMARE IS WHEN  OUR NATIONS ENEMIES DETONATE A NUCLEAR WEAPON WITHIN A AMERICAN CITY  AND THIS KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT BECAUSE ITS NOT IF THEY DO IT ,ITS WHEN WILL THEY DO IT. " THIS  NOT WORD FOR WORD QUOTE CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO ONE OF MANY OF PRESIDENTS BUT I BELIEVE PRESIDENT WILLIAM CLINTON HAD SAID THIS AND SO HAS EACH OF THE BUSHES AND YES OBAMA,






Tuesday, September 2, 2014

(1966) THE WAR GAME - THE MOST REALISTIC ATOMIC WAR MOVIE EVER MADE IT IS STILL BANNED

ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS FILMS EVER MADE ON THE SUBJECT OF ATOMIC WAR,THE "WAR GAME" I HAVE DECIDED TO ADD THIS FILM TO MY BLOG. THE MOVIE IS PERHAPS THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN ON ATOMIC WAR AND LEFT FEELING DRAINED AFTER WATCHING THIS, ITS NOT THREADS OR THE DAY AFTER NOR IS IT A 1950s CIVIL DEFENSE SURVIVAL MOVIE IT IS AN ACCURATE FILM THAT WAS SO REALISTIC AND DEPRESSED ENOUGH FILM CRITICS IT WAS BANNED. I HAD SEARCHED FOR YEARS FOR A COPY BEFORE STUMBLING UPON A VHS COPY AND THEN IT TOOK A COUPLE YEARS TO FIND A VHS PLAYER (just kidding) AFTER WATCHING IT I NEVER FOUND A FILM OF THE SAME CALIBER THIS FILM STANDS ALONE AND TO ME IS A MASTERPIECE SO PLEASE WATCH THIS FILM IN ITS ENTIRETY, NEVER MIND THE RADICAL HIPSTERS WHO AT THE BEGINNING INTRODUCE THE FILM THROUGH THEIR CABLE ACCESS SHOW 
Peter Watkins' film "The


War Game," a graphic portrayal of what would happen in the event

of a nuclear attack on Great Britain. The movie was so powerful

and realistic that the BBC banned it from TV despite the fact

that the film had been commissioned by the BBC and had won an

Academy Award in l966 for best documentary. Although it has been

shown in a few movie theatres in the US, it has not been

presented on TV. "The War Game" is shocking, but is not
sensationalized. It was carefully researched and based on actual
events which occurred in World War II during and after the mass
Allied raids on Germany and the atomic bombings of Japan.
SYNOPSIS
Made in black-and-white with a running time of just under 50 minutes, The War Game depicts the prelude to and the immediate weeks of the aftermath to a Soviet nuclear attack against Britain. A Chinese invasion of South Vietnam starts the war; tensions escalate when the United States authorises tactical nuclear warfare against the Chinese. Although the Soviet and East German forces threaten to invade West Berlin if the US does not withdraw that decision, the US does not acquiesce to Communist demands and occupies West Berlin; two US Army divisions attempt to fight their way into Berlin, but the Russian and East German forces defeat them in battle. The US President launches a pre-emptive, NATO tactical nuclear attack. A limited nuclear war erupts between the West and the East; missiles strike Britain.
The chaos of the prelude to the attack, as city residents are forcibly evacuated to the country, leads to the story's centre in Rochester, which is struck by an off-target missile aimed at Gatwick Airport. Key targets in Kent are RAF Manston and the Maidstone barracks, which are mentioned in scenes showing immediate effects of the attack. The results of that missile's explosion are the instant flash blindness of those who see the explosion, the resultant firestorm caused by the heat wave, and the blast front; later, the collapse of society occurs because of radiation sickness and exhaustion of medical supplies, psychological damage and consequent escalating suicides, and destroyed infrastructure; the British Army burns corpses, while police shoot looters during food riots. The film ends bleakly on the first Christmas Day after the nuclear war, held in a ruined church with a disheveled vicar who futilely attempts to provide hope to his traumatised and injured congregation and concludes with an instrumental version of the hymn Silent Night playing over the closing credits.


Monday, September 1, 2014

(1951) PROPAGANDA CHILDREN TRADING CARDS "THE RED MENACE" No.23/No.47



NYC BOMBED OUT AT 23rd and BROADWAY WITH THE GRIM REAPER HOVERING ABOVE NYC. THESE CARDS  DONE AFTER THE SOVIETS TESTED JOE 1 THEIR FIRST ATOMIC WEAPON SO ACROSS AMERICA THE RED SCARE WAS ON THE ROSENBERG ESPIONAGE TRIAL AND DEATH SENTENCE  THE RED HUNT AND BLACKLISTING OF MANY OF HOLLYWOODS STARS A LOT OF PERCIEVED SOVIET THREATS WERE IMAGINED NON STOP. COMMUNISM WAS BEHIND EVERY THREAT AGAINST AMERICA AND THE BEST WAY WAS TO ENSURE THIS WAS TAKEN CARE OF CARDS LIKE THE"RED MENACE" WERE MADE SO KIDS COULD SEE AND READ ABOUT THESE ENEMIES THAT WOULD ATTACK US AND KILL US FOR NO REASON AND DROP ATOMIC BOMBS ON OUR COUNTRY. THE SAME KIDS WHO GOT THE PATRIOTIC MESSAGE WERE MOST LIKELY THE FIRST TO ENLIST TO FIGHT COMMUNISM IN VIETNAM .


Red Menace


Bowman Gum Inc. released their Red Menace card set in 1951. There are 48 cards in the set, each measuring 2-1/2" by 3-1/8". 

The meaning behind Bowman's grim & gritty Red Menace card set is clear: Communists are lurking just around the corner, ready to spread death and destruction and totalitarianism if they ever get the chance. This is heavy stuff, but for kids of the immediate postwar period, it was just part & parcel of the time. 

The Red Menace cards depict various horrific and terrible scenes: mushroom clouds over bombed-out cities, not to mention giant hovering wraiths; citizens being harassed or even shot by grim-faced military officers; homes being searched for anti-Communist propaganda; and more. The obviously jingoistic and sensationalist images (not to mention the text on the backs of the cards!) was heavy stuff, but it wasn't that much worse than much Cold War propaganda being fed to Americans - even kids - during the 1950's. And, who's to say it wasn't accurate: after all, Communist takeovers around the world were indeed brutal. 

The card fronts offer a piece of color artwork surrounded by a white border. The card backs (in dark blue and red ink against a white background, no less) give the words CHILDREN'S CRUSADE AGAINST COMMUNISM along the top, followed by the card number and title, then a block of (lurid) text. At the bottom was the phrase FIGHT THE RED MENACE between two stars, and the Bowman copyright matter at the bottom. 

Additional cards in the set offered American generals and even personages such as Chairman Mao in portraits; but most of the photos were downright pandering in their depiction of violence


















Tuesday, August 26, 2014

1954-1956 POST No.2 NATIONAL ATTACK DRILL OPERATION ALERT NYC FOOTAGE, AND RARE NYC CONELRAD RADIO BROADCAST




In 1954, the United States Federal Civil Defense Agency instituted an exercise called Operation Alert. It was a civil defense drill that took place on the same day in scores of major cities. Citizens in what were called the "target" areas were required to take cover for fifteen minutes. At the same time civil defense officials tested their readiness and their communications systems, and federal officials practiced evacuating from the capital. Even President Eisenhower left the White House for a tent city outside Washington. The following day newspapers routinely published reports of the fictitious attacks naming the number of bombs that were dropped in the mock alerts, the number of cities hit, and the number of casualties. 


In 1955, New York State made the failure to take cover during an Operation Alert exercise punishable with a fine of up to $500 and a year in jail. A small group of pacifists that included Catholic Worker Dorothy Day reacted to this law by staging a protest in Manhattan's City Hall Park. When the air raid sirens sounded, on June 15, 1955, the 27 protesters sat on park benches, surrounded by reporters. They explained that they were protesting the government's pretense that citizens could be protected in the event of a full-scale nuclear attack. The protesters were arrested and given suspended sentences. 

The pacifists held similar protests every year. But it wasn't until a group of young mothers organized a much larger-scale demonstration in 1960 that the rest of New York took notice. The women managed to draw hundreds of protesters, including celebrities like Norman Mailer, to City Hall Park on May 3, the day of the 1960 Operation Alert. The organizers appealed to the political center; encouraged protesters to dress in their best clothes and to bring their children; and claimed to represent just one belief: "Peace is the only defense against nuclear war." 

There was one more Operation Alert in 1961. The young mothers managed to bring together two-and-a-half-thousand protesters. That year civil defense protests also took place in other states, and hundreds of college students staged demonstrations on several East Coast campuses. In 1962 Operation Alert was permanently canceled. 


ABOVE THE US GOVERNMENT IN TRANSIT HOLD MOCK SENATE AND CONGRESSIONAL MEETINGS AND MEETINGS WITH THE PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT,BOTH PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT COULD NOT BE NEAR EACH OTHER TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT AND TO ENSURE ONE WOULD SURVIVE A ATOMIC ATTACK AND BE ABLE TO FIGHT A WAR AND ISSUE CODES AND ORDERS TO THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF AND LAUNCH BOMBERS, MISSILES, AGAINST THE ATTACKING COUNTRY (SOVIET UNION) THE GOVERNMENT IN TRANSIT ALSO HAD EVERY BRANCH AND DEPARTMENT PRESENT TO ALSO ENSURE POST ATTACK RECOVERY THE PEOPLE THAT WOULD GET FOOD AND HELP TO SURVIVORS AND TO START A POST WAR ECONOMY (THE REALLY BELIEVED IT POSSIBLE WHEN WE CANT DO THIS WITHOUT A WAR) EVERYBODY WAS PRESENT TO GET THE UNITED STATES UP AND RUNNING POST ATOMIC ATTACK EVEN THE POSTAL SYSTEM THIS WAS ALL IN THEORY.


ABOVE IS ONE OF THE GOVERNMENT IN TRANSIT DEPARTMENTS SET UP IN A KOREAN WAR SURPLUS MAYBE EVEN WORLD WAR TWO TENT, THE US GOVERNMENT AT THE TIME WAS VERY BUSY BUILDING ELABORATE BUNKERS AROUND THE UNITED STATES LIKE THE GREENBRIAR, RAVEN ROCK, MOUNT WEATHER , AND OTHER COVERT PLACES TO HOST THE CONGRESS OR SENATE OR PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT EACH WITH A HAND SELECTED ADMINISTRATION THOSE PICKED WERE ISSUED CARDS THAT STATED THE BEARER WAS TO BE ALLOWED UNRESTRICTED MOVEMENT AND HELP IF REQUESTED DUE TO ESSENTIAL GOVERNMENT DUTIES. THESE MEN AND WOMEN WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE BEHIND FAMILIES TO BE INCINERATED BY THE COMING ATTACK, I DON'T THINK THEY REALLY EVER KNEW WHO WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THIS AND WOULD STAY BEHIND.DURING THE OPERATION ALERT YEARS A MEDIA SESSION WOULD BE SET UP SHOWING THE PRESIDENT LEAVING VIA HELICOPTER TO GO TO HIS HIDDEN SHELTER AND OTHER MEDIA SHOWED DOZENS OF HELICOPTERS FERRYING ESSENTIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FROM THE PENTAGON LAWN AS OTHER LESS FORTUNATE POLITICIANS EVEN THE VICE PRESIDENT SHELTERING IN BUNKERS UNDER THE WHITE HOUSE OR ON LOCAL MILITARY BASES. 



BELOW 2 PICTURES SHOW FIRST WHAT LOOKS LIKE FDNY? GO OVER A NEW CHRYSLER  LIBERTY BELL VICTORY SIREN A LATE 1950s SIREN AND BELOW THIS PICTURE OFFICIALS GATHER ON A NYC ROOFTOP TO KICK OFF PROBABLY ONE OF THE FIRST OP ALERTS IN THE EARLY 1950s BOTH PICTURES SHOW THE SAME ROOFTOP EDGE GUARDS AND COULD BE THE SAME ROOFTOP WITH DIFFERENT SIRENS THE FIRST PICTURE SHOWS THE CHRYSLER SIREN WHAT PROBABLY HAS A BIG SIX CYLINDER CAR OR TRUCK ENGINE PUSHING THE BLOWER IN THAT SIREN AND IT PROBABLY NO I'D SAY DEFINITELY MADE A HELL OF A NOISE THE EARLIER PHOTO BELOW THE FIRST MAY BE A SURPLUS WORLD WAR TWO SIREN IF ANY SIREN EXPERTS KNOW PLEASE LET ME KNOW.


BELOW A NYC METROPOLITAN BUS HANDBILL 
INSTRUCTING PASSENGERS WHAT TO DO IF THE ALERT BEGINS AND THEY ARE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION




(BELOW )NYPD KEEP WATCH NEAR NYC TRANSIT BUSES THAT PULLED OVER WHEN THE ALERT STARTED FORCING THE RIDERS IN TO SHELTERS.





(BELOW) THOSE FORCED FROM THE STREETS OR WERE IN PLACES WORKING OR SHOPPING MAKE THEIR WAY INTO THE BASEMENT SHELTER OF WHAT LOOKS LIKE A LARGE BUILDING'S BASEMENT SHELTER, AND THAT IS ALL THEY WERE ,NOT STOCKED OR ASSESSED A PROTECTIVE FACTOR AGAINST RADIATION. THESE SHELTERS WERE NOT SET UP FOR LONG TERM OR EVEN SHORT TERM STAYS UNLESS A BUILDING OR STORE OWNER STOCKED IT WITH SUPPLIES ON THEIR OWN DOLLAR, THE NATIONAL FALLOUT SHELTER PROGRAM STARTED IN 1961 AND MARKED SHELTER LOCATIONS WITH THE ALL FAMILIAR BLACK AND ORANGE/YELLOW SIGNS WITH THREE DOWNWARD TRIANGLES , THESE LOCATIONS WERE ASSESSED A PF AGAINST RADIATION AND HAD WATER AND VARIOUS RATIONS TO OFFER SHELTER INHABITANTS  POSSIBLY A WEEKS WORTH OF SUPPLIES WITH SOME SHELTERS STOCKED WITH RADIOLOGICAL MEASURING GEAR.(*note this photo appears in another post about los angeles civil defense drills and was mistakenly identified as a california picture)




ABOVE NEW YORKERS AWAIT THE ALL CLEAR IN ONE OF NEW YORKS MANY SUBWAY STATIONS BY VOLUNTEER CIVIL DEFENSE WORKERS, NYC AND NEW YORK STATE REALLY GOT BEHIND THE WHOLE CIVIL DEFENSE PROGRAM MAYOR LaGUARDIA AND WAGNER AND NYS GOV. ROCKEFELLER WERE  VERY PRO CIVIL DEFENSE AND ADVOCATED AND ALLOCATED FUNDING FOR MANY CIVIL DEFENSE PROGRAMS ,EQUIPMENT, EDUCATION, AND SET UP A WORKING VOLUNTEER CIVIL DEFENSE ORGANIZATION,
ABOVE A NYPD OFFICER STANDS A SOLITARY WATCH WAITING FOR THE ALL CLEAR SIREN TO SOUND, TO SEE AND HEAR VIDEO OF THE AIR RAID SIRENS SOUNDING THROUGH THE EMPTY NYC STREETS IS A VERY EERIE SOUND AND IMAGE.

ABOVE A PEDESTRIAN RUNS FOR IT AS THE AIR RAID SIREN IS BLARING SIGNALING HE NEEDS TO TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY! CARS ARE HAPHAZARDLY PULLED OVER AND THEIR OCCUPANTS ARE ALREADY IN PUBLIC SHELTERS TAKING COVER, ALL UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYES OF NYPD.
OPERATION ALERT 1954-1956  NEW YORK CITY NEWSREELS
THE NEWSREELS BELOW ARE OF VARIOUS OPERATION ALERT DRILLS NATIONAL ATOMIC ATTACK MANDATORY DRILLS THAT OCCURED IN THE MID 1950s  MORE OF THESE LOST FILMS OF A VERY DIFFERENT NYC ARE BEING RESTORED AND RELEASED  ALTHOUGH THESE DRILLS WERE WIDELY THOUGHT OF AS A PAIN IN THE ASS IT IS EERIE TO SEE TIMES SQUARE EMPTY OF PEOPLE AND TRAFFIC OR TO SEE NEW YORKERS WAITING IN SUBWAY ENTRANCES FOR THE ALL CLEAR. THE BLOG HAS FILM OF A ATTACK DRILL IN NYC WITH AIR RAID SIRENS HOWLING THROUGH THE CANYONS OF NYC ONLY A FEW POSTS BACK SO CHECK IT OUT!


(BELOW)BEFORE FALLOUT SHELTER SIGNS THIS WAS THE PUBLIC SHELTER SIGN SOME REMAIN AROUND NYC TO THIS DAY


THE MOCK NATIONAL ATTACK THAT OCCURED IN 1956 WITH MORE NYC FOOTAGE THAN OTHER FEATURED NEWSCLIPS, SHOWS UPTOWN (42nd street? )SUBWAY STOP ,NEW YORKERS BEING RUSHED INTO SHELTERS BY NYPD .AND AT THE END OF THE NEWSREEL NO OTHER CITY WAS GIVEN A "MOCK" DEATH TOLL EXCEPT NYC ! CHECK IT OUT FOR THE MOCK AMOUNT OF VAPORIZED NYC RESIDENTS, THESE DRILLS WERE QUITE COMMON IN THE 1950s AND EVEN THEN NYC HAD ITS SHARE OF INDIVIDUAL THINKERS WHO PROTESTED THESE EXERCISES, ALSO NYC WAS AND STILL IS THE CITY USED FOR RUSSIANS TO ATTACK  AND BOMB IN THESE DRILLS  AND IS USED IN FILMS, AND OTHER CIVIL DEFENSE PROPAGANDA ALSO HOLLYWOOD FILMS, BUT IT WOULD TAKE MORE THAN A NUCLEAR ATTACK TO SLOW DOWN THE AVERAGE NEW YORKER!
LOOK FOR OTHER POSTS ON THIS BLOG THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER FOOTAGE,PICTURES,ETC OF THESE COLD WAR DRILLS. CHECK EM OUT!

(BELOW)IT JUST WOULDN'T BE NYC UNLESS SOMEONE WAS PROTESTING THIS ATTACK DRILL , EVEN THOUGH THE U.S. WAS VERY ANTI - COMMUNIST AND MOST SUPPPORTED THESE DRILLS A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE DECIDED TO BOYCOTT AND DEMONSTRATE DURING THE DRILL AND WERE PROMPTLY ARRESTED




BELOW OPERATION 1955 IS THE FIRST NEWSREEL FOLLOWED BY OPERATION ALERT 1956 WITH NYCs DEATH TOLL




BELOW IS THE ACTUAL NYC CONELRAD RADIO BROADCAST HEARD IN NEW YORK CITY DURING OPERATION ALERT DRILL TELLING LISTENERS TO TURN THEIR RADIOS TO 640 AND 1240 ON THEIR RADIOS MAYOR WAGNER GIVES IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO SURVIVE A ATOMIC ATTACK AS WELL AS CITYWIDE UPDATES FROM CIVIL DEFENSE POSTS A VERY RARE RECORDING FROM CONELRAD.COM


TIMES SQUARE NYC EMPTY DURING A UNKNOWN OPERATION ALERT DRILL WITH CIVIL DEFENSE WARDEN STANDING WATCH 

HERE WE SEE NEW YORK CITY'S TIMES SQUARE DURING A BUSINESS DAY THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT PARTICIPATED IN THESE DRILLS WAS IN THE THOUSANDS HUNDREDS OF. I CANNOT IMAGINE HOW NEW YORK CITY WOULD OF FARED IN A REAL ATTACK FAST FORWARD TO THE 60S AND ON THERE WOULD BE NO TIMELY WARNING AVAILABLE AND IT WOULD ALMOST MAKE THINGS WORSE TO EVEN WARN PEOPLE TO SEEK SHELTER WITH A FEW MINUTES WARNING IN THE AGE OF MISSILES LAUNCHED VIA SUBMARINES. 

ALONG WITH VARIOUS PROTESTS A PRIEST STANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE OF MANHATTANS USUALLY BUSY AVENUES AND PRAYS FOR PEACE ALONE

NYC SCHOOLCHILDREN WERE NOT IMMUNE FROM THEIR MANDATORY 15 MINUTES OF OPERATION ALERT TIME ALTHOUGH I NEVER PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION ALERT THIS DUCK AND COVER EXERCISE WAS PRACTICED DURING MY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DAYS WAY INTO THE 1970s AND SOME SCHOOLS 1980s 1950s CHILDREN HAD DISCUSSIONS ON WHAT TO DO IF A HYDROGEN BOMB WAS DROPPED, MY ERA THEY NEVER EXPLAINED ANYTHING IT WAS A TONE THAT CAME THROUGH THE SCHOOL P.A. AND A NERVOUS TEACHER WOULD CLOSE THE BLINDS AND SHUT OFF THE LIGHTS AND TELL US TO COVER OUR FACES UNDER OUR DESKS FACING AWAY FROM THE WINDOWS, THEY NEVER EXPLAINED WHY OR WHAT WE WERE DOING, NUCLEAR ATTACK STAYED A TABOO SUBJECT WITH CHILDREN IN TO THE 1980s WHEN THE TV MOVIE "THE DAY AFTER " THE STORY OF A NUCLEAR ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES AS SEEN BY THE RESIDENTS OF LAWRENCE ,KANSAS TV GUIDE AND CHILD PSYCHOLOGISTS AS WELL AS EDUCATORS WARNED PARENTS NOT TO ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN TO WATCH THE MADE FOR TV MOVIE.


IN THE END CIVIL DEFENSE ONCE A VERY BACKED PLAN FROM MAYOR TO GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK WAS ABANDONED IN PLACE BY THE MAYORS OF THE LATE 1960S - 1980S THE THOUGHT OF NEW YORKERS RUSHING IN PANIC THRU STREETS ALREADY CONGESTED TO FIND REFUGE UNDER A 60 FLOOR BUILDING THAT IN ALL LIKELIHOOD WOULD WIND UP IN A 60 FLOOR DEBRIS PILE DOOMING THOSE IN THE SHELTER TO BE ENTOMBED AND IF THAT DID NOT FINISH US OFF FIRESTORMS CREATED FROM THE TARGET PACKAGE THAT THE SOVIETS HAVE PLANNED FOR THE TRI STATE NEW YORK AREA WOULD NOT ALLOW A LIVING THING TO SURVIVE FOR HUNDREDS OF MILES AROUND THE POPULATED AND MANUFACTURING AREAS OF METROPOLITAN NYC, IN ONE TARGET PACKAGE I SAW NYC RECIEVED NO LESS THAN 8 PROBABLY 20 MEGATON WARHEADS LONG ISLAND WAS COVERED ALL THE WAY TO THE TWIN FORKS NEW JERSEY EVERY INDUSTRIAL AREA AND INFRASTRUCTURE WAS TARGETED FROM NORTHERN TO SOUTHERN N.J. SAME AS CONNECTICUT ESPECIALLY AROUND THE US NAVY SUBMARINE BASE AT GROTON, AND EVEN IF THAT DID NOT HAPPEN THE TARGET PLAN FOR WASHINGTON D.C. WOULD HAVE SUCH A LETHAL RADIATION DOSE THAT WOULD FOLLOW THE WINDS UP THE COAST TO NYC AND THAT WOULD BE THE END OF LIFE. THE MORE INFORMATION NYC MAYORS GOT ABOUT THE REALITIES IT SEEMED A WORTHLESS EXPENDITURE. NYC WAS ALMOST BANKRUPT IN 1975 WHEN FORD TOLD THE CITY TO DROP DEAD, ITS INFRASTRUCTURE WAS FALLING APART CIVIL DEFENSE WAS THE LAST THING ON THEIR MIND, SO THE SHELTERS WERE ABANDONED IN PLACE WITH LANDLORDS THROWING OUT RATIONS IN THE GARBAGE FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS, BUT THE ONE THING THAT WILL LAST AND PROBABLE OUTLAST US IS THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FALLOUT SHELTER SIGNS THAT ARE TACKED ON BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT NYC AND NOBODY HAS REMOVED THEM SO THEY WILL BE THERE FOR YEARS TO COME.


Monday, June 30, 2014

(1951) NYC's FIRST ATOMIC AIR RAID DRILL A UNBELIEVABLE PIECE OF ATOMIC HISTORY!

A RARE LOOK AT NYC DURING ONE OF ITS "MANDATORY"ATOMIC AIR RAID DRILLS, FILMED WITH SOUND IN TIMES SQUARE THE SOUND OF SIRENS ECHOING THROUGH NYC's STREETS AS NEW YORKERS HURRY TO SHELTERS IS A VERY RARE SIGHT AND ONE PROBABLY NOT SEEN VERY OFTEN. THE FIRST VIDEO IS A NEWS REEL OF THE NYC CIVIL DEFENSE EXERCISE 

When nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, civilians had their first glimpse of the new reality: a world where one massive bomb could decimate an entire city. But it was not until the power balance shifted and another country—the Soviet Union—tested its first nuclear bomb on August 29, 1949 that the new world order became truly frightening to many Americans. The US government needed to find ways to keep civilians safe in the event of a nuclear attack and make citizens feel comfortable with the idea of the bomb and nuclear energy. Civil defense as practiced in the US after World War II was a domestic security policy that combined propaganda with theories about survival following a nuclear attack. The US never successfully implemented a civil defense plan, but New York City figures prominently in Civil Defense history.


















Sunday, June 1, 2014

1950 MORE ATOMIC PROPAGANDA "NYS CIVIL DEFENSE RADIO NETWORK BROADCASTING SURVIVAL"

WNYC PRESERVES SOME AUDIO FROM THE ATOMIC ERA ,WELL WORTH HAVING A LISTEN TO.NOT MANY RECORDINGS HAVE LASTED THE YEARS THESE ARE PRICELESS SINCE THEY ARE ABOUT NEW YORK, THE FIRST DEALS WITH THE EVERYDAY CITIZEN ASKED WHAT HE OR SHE WOULD DO IF A ATOMIC ATTACK WERE IMMINENT, THE SECOND TALKS ABOUT THE DAY THE BRONX WAS BOMBED DURING A CIVIL DEFENSE ATOMIC ATTACK DRILL THAT WAS CONDUCTED NATION WIDE.
1946 chicago sun  artist rendering of NYC post attack damage                                                                



In the second featured Plan for Survival episode, the 38th in the series, reporter Lockwood Doty asks men and women of New York state what they would do if the bomb fell; most of the answers are disappointingly incorrect. Once again, listeners are reminded that survival is the responsibility of each individual .


NYS CIVIL DEFENSE NETWORK RADIO SERIES

Five years after the U.S. Army Air Force dropped atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Cold War-era New York officials were preparing for the worst case scenario, an atomic bomb detonation over New York City.
In response to the Cold War threat of nuclear war the New York State Civil Defense Network produced an informational radio series titled Plan for Survival, hosted by Bill Leonard. The program informed New Yorkers of the enduring threat of war and encouraged them to enroll in Civil Defense training. 
This episode, "The A-Bomb and its Effects," opens with the ominous sound of a ticking clock, followed by the Earth-shattering rumble of an atom bomb blast. Guest Martin Caden, technical specialist of the New York State Civil Defense Commission, speaks with authority about the impact of the atom bombs in Japan. He dramatically describes the visual and aural experience of an atomic explosion: an intense searing light that will appear brighter than 100 suns, followed by a tremendous sustained roar that sounds like 1,000 blockbusters exploding all around you.
As reassurance, Caden tells listeners that one of the greatest misconceptions about the atom bomb is that its blast will wipe out a city instantly. Rather, the major cause of damage and causalities will be fire and panic: approximately 50,000 casualties in Hiroshima could have been averted simply through civil defense training. Even those very near the center of the blast, he says, could survive by taking shelter and remaining under cover until the "all clear" siren is sounded.
Caden goes on to describe how an atom bomb would affect New York City: within a half mile of the blast site there will be almost complete devastation. Thankfully, however, he adds, "90 seconds after an atomic air burst there will be no danger from radiation within the City at all." He reassures listeners that only in cases of a water or land burst is there a great danger of radiation. Even those who survived the attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki are plagued with inconvenient symptoms such as sterility that lasted "only a few months." And only 40 cases of cataracts were reported. 

THE DAY THEY BOMBED THE BRONX ANOTHER RADIO SHOW PRESERVED BY WNYC


SIMULATED CIVIL DEFENSE NEWSPAPER ADDED TO THE DRILL FOR REALISM

Sunday, May 18, 2014

(1951) NYS DECLARES WAR AND TELLS HER CITIZENS TO BRACE FOR THE COMING ATOMIC ATTACK!

NEW YORK STATE EMERGENCY DEFENSE ACT

NYC BEING NUKED ONCE AGAIN, WHY DOESN'T ALBANY THE STATES CAPITAL USED? I AM SURE NYC RESIDENTS WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT PICTURE. ThE EMERGENCY DEFENSE ACT Mentions AND REFERS TO NYC QUITE A BIT.

THE FOLLOWING WAS DRAFTED AND PASSED BY NEW YORK STATE IN 1951.THIS LEGISLATION NEVER MENTIONS AN ENEMY, ALTHOUGH KOREA IS DISCUSSED AND THE VARIOUS ACTS OF AGGRESSION BY COMMUNISTS IN EUROPE AND ASIA, FUNNY THEY SAY THE WORD ENEMY BUT NEVER MENTION ONE, SO I WILL SAY IT......THE SOVIET UNION! JOSEPH "IRON JOE" STALIN AND HIS CRONIES IN THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE THE SOVIET UNION GOING TIT FOR TAT WITH THE UNITED STATES, THIS SCARED NYS AND NYC (which is mentioned as part of the coming attack possibly to throw off the soviet union into thinking Albany is not the capital so don't point any bombers our way send them to nyc,,,joking)SO BADLY THEY DREW UP THIS LEGISLATION AND PASSED IT. NYS WAS PROBABLY THE MOST CIVIL DEFENSE DEVOUT WHEN GOV. ROCKEFELLER WAS IN OFFICE AS WELL AS NYC MAYOR LAGUARDIA WHO WAS KNOWN TO JUMP ON A FIRE ENGINE OR TWO ON ITS WAY TO A FIRE. THIS EMERGENCY ACT WAS A VERY DETAILED PIECE OF WORK AND BESIDE SHOWING HOW SCARED THEY OF BEING ATTACKED THEY HATED COMMUNIST'S THAT WALKED QUIETLY AMONG US AND WANTED EACH AND EVERY ONE IDENTIFIED AND DEALT WITH. THE WHOLE COUNTRY WAS BLACKLISTING ANY SUSPECTED COMMIE MANY ARTISTS,ACTORS,WRITERS WERE RUINED BY THIS BUT THAT WAS THE COLD WAR.

THIS WHOLE NEW YORK STATE DEFENSE EMERGENCY ACT OF 1951 IS LONG BUT VERY INTERESTING TO BE ABLE TO SEE INTO THE WHAT PEOPLE WERE THINKING AFTER THE SOVIETS DETONATED A ATOMIC WEAPON  AND ALSO BEING ABLE TO PUT A BEEPING SATELLITE CALLED SPUTNICK INTO ORBIT RIGHT OVER AMERICA'S HEADS!!A FEW YEARS AFTER MOST OF THEIR COUNTRY WAS DESTROYED BY THE NAZIS AND MOST OF THE COUNTRYS ESSENTIAL MATERIAL FOR BUILDING DEPLETED.BUT AMERICA SAW THE MUSHROOM CLOUD ON TINY TV SCREENS OR NEWS REELS BEFORE MOVIES. I NEVER KNEW WHAT THIS LEGISLATION WAS BUT I SAW IT ON SIGNS AROUND AIRPORTS AND OLD DEFENSE PLANTS I EXPLORED. "NO TRESPASSING ALLOWED BY ORDER OF THE NYS EMERGENCY DEFENSE ACT" THESE SIGNS AND OTHERS ARE A RARE FIND IN THE 21st CENTURY

I HAVE INCLUDED ONLY THE FIRST PART OF THIS LEGISLATION SINCE THE SIZE OF IT IS QUITE LARGE IT CAN BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY AT -law.onecle.com JUST TYPE IN THE TITLE OF THE NYS DEFENSE ACT.


              CHAPTER 784/51
                    NEW YORK STATE DEFENSE EMERGENCY ACT
 
  Article I. Short title; definitions.
        I-A. Succession to office of governor.
         II. State defense council.
        III. Civil defense.
       II-A. Shelter protection.
         IV. Powers of agencies.
          V. Power of dispensation from certain limitations of law.
         VI. Closing or restricting use of highways; posting of property.
        VII. Banking.
      VII-A. Insurance.
       VIII. Violations and penalties; peace officers.
         IX. Miscellaneous provisions; construction and duration of act.
                                   ARTICLE 1
                          Short Title; Definitions
 
  Section 1.   Short title.
          2.   Declaration of purpose and findings.
          2-a. Further declaration of purpose and findings relating to the
                 protection  of  the people in the event of nuclear attack
                 and recovery and rehabilitation after attack.
          3.   Definitions.
    Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be  cited  and
  referred to as the "New York state defense emergency act."
    § 2. Declaration of purpose and findings. The legislature hereby finds
  that  there exists a serious danger that this state will be subjected to
  enemy attack, including attack by atomic  bombs  or  other  radiological
  weapons.
    On  December  sixteenth,  nineteen hundred fifty, because of the grave
  threat to national security, the president of the United States declared
  a state of national emergency, summoning all state and local leaders and
  officials to  cooperate  fully  with  the  military  and  civil  defense
  agencies of the United States.
    The  federal  civil  defense  act  of nineteen hundred fifty passed by
  congress on January second, nineteen hundred fifty-one and signed by the
  president on January twelfth, nineteen hundred fifty-one, as amended  by
  public  law eighty-five-six hundred six declares it to be the policy and
  intent of the congress that the responsibility for civil  defense  shall
  be  vested  jointly  in  the federal government and the states and their
  political subdivisions.
    Nations with communist governments presently dominate one-third of the
  population of the world. Some of these nations have aided  and  assisted
  the  nations  which  have  perpetrated  aggression  in  Korea.  Acts  of
  communist aggression have occurred in other parts of Asia and in Europe.
    These  communist  governments  have  conducted  incessant   propaganda
  attacks   upon   the   United   States  and  have  engaged  in  repeated
  demonstrations of hostility. The president  of  the  United  States  has
  stated  that  in  one  of  these  nations  there  has occurred an atomic
  explosion. Our military leaders have  informed  us  that  these  nations
  possess  bombers  capable  of  flying an atomic bomb to any point in the
  state of New York.
    The national security resources board has in its plan  for  organizing
  civil  defense  stated  that an atomic bomb exploded in a large city can
  destroy  virtually  all  property  and  lives   within   a   radius   of
  three-fourths  of  a  mile  from  the point of explosion and cause great
  damage at even greater distance. It is  estimated  that  a  single  such

  explosion  would kill nearly eighty thousand persons and severely injure
  many more.
    In view of the professed determination of the government of the United
  States  to  resist  further  communist  aggression,  and  because of the
  likelihood of resort to atomic and radiological weapons in the event  of
  further conflict between this nation and communist aggressors, the peril
  to  the  people of this state is sufficiently great that the precautions
  embodied in this act must be taken.
    The present inadequate  size  of  our  armed  forces,  their  lack  of
  equipment,  critical shortages in essential goods and certain production
  facilities make necessary intensified mobilization to the end  that  the
  defense  of  the  United States be strengthened as speedily as possible.
  Under all of the circumstances it is obvious that the  enormity  of  the
  defense  effort which must be made by the United States will cause great
  dislocation to its normal economy. One of the further purposes  of  this
  act  is  to minimize the hardship resulting from these dislocations, and
  to permit the fullest participation by the people of this state  in  the
  defense effort.
    It  is  the  purpose  of  this  legislation  to meet these dangers and
  problems with the least possible interference with the existing division
  of the powers of the government and the least possible  infringement  of
  the  liberties of the people, including the freedom of speech, press and
  assembly.
    § 2-a. Further declaration of purpose and  findings  relating  to  the
  protection of the people in the event of nuclear attack and recovery and
  rehabilitation  after  attack. The legislature hereby finds and declares
  that the aggressive forces of communism are employing threats of nuclear
  attack to achieve their plan and purpose  of  world  domination  and  to
  confound  the  aspirations of free people everywhere. It is increasingly
  apparent that effective fallout protection as  an  integral  part  of  a
  strong  civil  defense is essential to the nation's military defense, to
  our negotiating strength, to the deterrence of nuclear aggression and to
  our resistance to nuclear blackmail. In the  event  of  attack,  fallout
  protection  and  a  comprehensive civil defense program are essential to
  minimize injury and loss of life and to make possible  the  recovery  of
  the  people,  the  restoration and rehabilitation of the state's economy
  and the preservation of the spiritual, cultural and  political  heritage
  of our nation.
    The  entire  population  of the state is now exposed and vulnerable to
  death or disability from any  nuclear  attack  that  might  be  launched
  against us. While the radioactive fallout which follows the explosion of
  nuclear  weapons  would  create  the most widespread danger faced by our
  population in the event of a nuclear attack, the  means  for  protecting
  the state's population from such fallout are known and are feasible.
    In  furtherance  of the national goal declared by the president of the
  United States to reach for fallout  protection  for  every  American  as
  rapidly as possible and as an integral part of the state's comprehensive
  civil  defense  program,  a  major objective of the state is to have for
  each person in the state  of  New  York  fallout  protection  ready  and
  adequate   for   survival,   which   will  make  possible  recovery  and
  rehabilitation in the event of nuclear attack.
    This objective can be achieved only  by  a  cooperative  effort  which
  mobilizes the resources of individuals, business, labor, agriculture and
  other  private  groups and government at every level--federal, state and
  local. All levels of government must recognize and accept  their  mutual
  obligations  to  plan, encourage and assist the orderly establishment of
  adequate fallout shelters, readily accessible to all the people, but the
  effectiveness of the  joint  effort,  public  and  private,  to  protect

  against  the  dangers  of nuclear attack will depend in large measure on
  the success and vigor with which local communities and families organize
  for their survival.
    The state must give leadership and direction in this important task of
  establishing a strong civil defense and achieving fallout protection for
  each  person in the state. To this end the legislature has established a
  broad coordinated civil defense program.
    A primary consideration in this program for survival and  recovery  of
  our  state  following a nuclear attack is the necessity for preservation
  of our young people. Therefore, as an essential part of the  coordinated
  civil  defense  effort  in each community, the authorities of public and
  private  schools,  colleges  and  universities  should  provide  fallout
  protection in or near their buildings and the state should encourage and
  assist  financially  through  state civil defense aid the development of
  such fallout protection. The state, by fostering fallout  protection  at
  the  schools,  colleges  and  universities scattered over the length and
  breadth of the state in every community, will not only aid in  providing
  protection  for  our  young  people  but  will  also  thereby  provide a
  direction and an awareness of the need for public and private action  in
  support of the civil defense effort.
    In addition, as a part of this program, the state should
    --encourage and assist private individuals to provide adequate shelter
  protection for their families, either singly or in groups;
    --encourage   and   foster   the   construction  of  shelters  in  all
  publicly-assisted housing;
    --encourage and assist landlords  and  employers  to  provide  shelter
  protection for their tenants and employees;
    --encourage   local   offlcials  and  community  leaders,  within  the
  framework of a coordinated civil defense plan, to take positive steps to
  promote and assist the development of shelter protection by the citizens
  individually and collectively in each locality; and
    --construct and install shelters on state-owned  property  to  provide
  protection for state workers and other occupants.
    Furthermore, the state must cooperatively supplement the program being
  provided  and  developed  by  the  federal government and the state must
  share with the federal government the responsibility  of  insuring  that
  all  protective  measures  adopted  reflect  the  latest  techniques and
  developments available.
    At all times the objectives and planning of civil  defense  should  be
  directed  to  the  survival  not  only of the people of the state but of
  their way of life. Intensive efforts must be made to establish the means
  and methods which will, in the event of nuclear  attack,  make  possible
  the  recovery  of  the people and the rehabilitation of the economic and
  social life of the state following any such attack.
    § 3. Definitions. As used in this act the following terms  shall  mean
  and include:
    1.  "Agency."  An  office,  department,  division,  bureau,  board  or
  commission of the state or of a political subdivision thereof, including
  volunteer agencies.
    2. "Attack." Any attack, actual or imminent, or series of  attacks  by
  an  enemy  or  a foreign nation upon the United States causing, or which
  may cause, substantial damage or injury to civilian property or  persons
  in  the  United States in any manner by sabotage or by the use of bombs,
  shellfire,  or  nuclear,  radiological,  chemical,  bacteriological,  or
  biological means or other weapons or processes.
    3.  "City  director."  The  director  of  civil defense heading a city
  office.

    4. "City office." A city office of civil  defense  or  a  consolidated
  city office of civil defense.
    5.  "Civil  defense."  All  those  activities and measures designed or
  undertaken (l) to minimize the  effects  upon  the  civilian  population
  caused  or  which  would  be  caused  by an attack, (2) to deal with the
  immediate emergency conditions  which  would  be  created  by  any  such
  attack,  and  (3)  to  effectuate emergency repairs to, or the emergency
  restoration of, vital utilities and facilities destroyed or  damaged  by
  any  such  attack. Such term shall include, but shall not be limited to,
  (A)  measures  to  be  taken  in  preparation  for  anticipated   attack
  (including  the  establishment of appropriate organizations, operational
  plans, and the supporting agreements; the recruitment  and  training  of
  personnel;  the  conduct of research; the procurement and stockpiling of
  materials necessary to the survival, recovery and rehabilitation of  the
  state and of its inhabitants; the provision of suitable warning systems;
  the  construction  or  preparation  of  shelters  and  control  centers;
  provisions for the continuity of state and local governments; and,  when
  appropriate,  the  non-military  evacuation  of  civil  population); (B)
  measures to be taken during attack (including the enforcement of passive
  defense regulations prescribed by duly  established  military  or  civil
  authorities;  the  movement  of  personnel  to  shelters; the control of
  traffic and panic; and  the  control  and  use  of  lighting  and  civil
  communications);   and   (C)  measures  to  be  taken  following  attack
  (including but not limited to  activities  for  fire  fighting;  rescue,
  emergency  medical,  health  and  sanitation  services;  monitoring  for
  radiation and other specific hazards of special weapons; decontamination
  procedures; unexploded bomb reconnaissance; essential debris  clearance;
  emergency  welfare  measures;  immediately essential emergency repair or
  restoration of damaged vital facilities; the implementation of the means
  and methods for the recovery and rehabilitation of the state;  effective
  utilization  of  all  persons  and materials; care and shelter for those
  made homeless; distribution of stockpiled food, water, medical supplies,
  machinery and other equipment; the preservation of  raw  materials;  the
  restoration    of   essential   community   services,   industrial   and
  manufacturing capacity, and commercial and financial activities  in  the
  state; and the resumption of educational programs).
    6.  "Civil  defense forces." Agencies, public officers, employees, and
  enrolled   civil   defense   volunteers,   all   having    duties    and
  responsibilities  under or pursuant to this act in connection with civil
  defense.
    7. "Commission." The state civil defense commission created by article
  three of this act.
    8. "Communication facility" or "communication device" shall  not  mean
  or include a newspaper.
    9.  "Council."  The  New York state defense council created by article
  two of this act.
    10. "County director." The director of civil defense heading a  county
  office.
    11.   "County   office."  A  county  office  of  civil  defense  or  a
  consolidated county office of civil defense.
    l2. "Defense effort." The preparation of the United States  and  other
  nations  cooperating  with  it  for  defense  against attack and for the
  conduct of war.
    l3. "Defense emergency." The period beginning with the effective  date
  of this act and ending upon the termination of the national emergency as
  proclaimed  by the president of the United States on December sixteenth,
  nineteen hundred fifty.

    14. "Drill." Any duly authorized activity of the state  civil  defense
  commission  or  a local office of civil defense, or subdivision, service
  or unit thereof, with  or  without  the  participation  of  the  general
  public,  held  in  training  or  preparation  for  enemy  attack  or for
  rehabilitation  and  recovery  procedures  following an attack. Drill is
  synonymous with authorized  test,  training,  or  training  or  practice
  exercise. Drill includes assistance by civil defense forces in combating
  natural  or  peacetime  disasters upon the direction of a public officer
  authorized by law to call upon a civil defense director  for  assistance
  in protecting human life or property.
    15. "Facilities." Buildings, shelters, utilities, and land.
    16.  "Fallout  shelter." A building, structure or other real property,
  or an area or portion thereof, so constructed, altered or improved as to
  provide protection against harmful radiation resulting from  radioactive
  fallout  in  accordance  with  the  plan,  regulations  or orders of the
  commission  pertaining  thereto,  including  such   plumbing,   heating,
  electrical,  ventilating,  conditioning,  filtrating  and  refrigerating
  equipment and other mechanical additions or installations,  if  any,  as
  may be an integral part thereof.
    17. "Law." A general or special statute, law, city or village charter,
  local  law,  ordinance,  resolution,  rule, regulation, order or rule of
  common law.
    18. "Local director." A county director or a city director.
    19. "Local office." A county office or a city office.
    20. "Materials." Raw  materials,  food,  water,  supplies,  medicines,
  machinery,  equipment,  component  parts  and  technical information and
  processes necessary for civil defense.
    21.  "Municipal  agency."  An  agency  of  a   political   subdivision
  responsible  for  police, fire, sanitation, public works, street, sewer,
  water,  health,  emergency  or  other  services  involving  duties   and
  responsibilities in connection with civil defense.
    22.  "Political  subdivision."  A  county, town, city, village, school
  district or other  district,  district  corporation  or  public  benefit
  corporation.
    23.  "Shelter."  A  building,  structure or other real property, or an
  area or portion thereof, which is to  be  used  for  the  protection  of
  persons  during  or  after an attack, including such services, utilities
  and equipment, if any, as may be an integral part thereof.
    24. "State director." The New York state director of civil defense.
    25. "Volunteer agencies." Agencies  sponsored  or  authorized  by  the
  commission  or local offices of civil defense the personnel of which are
  in major part selected from  among  volunteer  persons  serving  without
  compensation   and   may  include  wardens,  shelter  captains,  warning
  services, auxiliary police, auxiliary firemen, bomb squads, radiological
  units and personnel, rescue squads, emergency medical  units  and  other
  medical   forces,   nurses'   aides,   repair   crews,   monitoring  and
  decontamination squads, demolition crews and all  other  similar  forces
  and services having duties and responsibilities in connection with civil
  defense.
                                  ARTICLE 1-A
    §  5.  Persons  eligible  to  succeed  governor. If, as a result of an
  attack or a natural  or  peacetime  disaster,  the  office  of  governor
  becomes  vacant  and  each  of  the  lieutenant  governor, the temporary
  president of the senate and the speaker of the  assembly  is  unable  to
  discharge  the  powers and duties of the office of governor or is absent
  from the state, then the officer of the state  who  is  (a)  highest  in
  order  of the following list, (b) not otherwise unable to discharge such
  powers and duties, and (c) not absent  from  the  state,  shall  act  as

  governor:        attorney    general,   comptroller,   commissioner   of
  transportation,  commissioner  of  health,  commissioner  of   commerce,
  industrial  commissioner,  chairman  of  the  public service commission,
  secertary of state.
    §  6. An individual who is acting as governor under this article shall
  continue to do so until the vacancy in the office of governor  shall  be
  filled  by  election or by the qualification of the lieutenant governor,
  the temporary president of the senate or the speaker  of  the  assembly.
  The  removal  of  a disability or the termination of an absence from the
  state of an officer higher on the list contained in section one of  this
  article  shall  not  terminate  the service in the office of governor of
  such individual who is acting as governor.
                                  
                       
 

FALLOUT SHELTER WARDEN INFORMATION

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NYC / Long Island/Suffolk County, New York Air Defense Sector - Suffolk County, United States
Walk around NYC and Long Island and see the signs black and yellow triangles pointing down to represent Atomic Fallout, some people don't even know about its meaning or The horror associated with that odd sign and what it represents, The cold war was far from cold, L.I. had Nuclear Missiles and Nuclear weapons on armed Interceptor aircraft to stop soviet bombers from dropping atomic bombs on NYC and the Defense Industry on L.I.. This And The Civil Defense, The Armed Defense, and The Other Side Of The Fence, This Is History That Can Not be Lost so this blog will try To tell the stories of a dark time, When sirens would howl and we would all await most likely the end underground in places marked with Fallout Shelter Signs, buried beneath the rubble of the buildings above us or be Incinerated in Firestorms , Other Than That Fallout Shelter NYC brings The Local Cold War History in Film, Pictures, Stories, Civil Defense Pics ,Films & other Media, Lots Of Atomic Propaganda And even Declassified USAF & DOD Films On everything They Detonated Or Trained For Excellent Stuff! So Settle In, Grab A Survival Biscuit, read the posts watch the films and enjoy the Shelter!

(1968) USAF SURVIVE TO FIGHT ATOMIC WEAPON HITS ADC BASE JETS SCRAMBLE INTERCEPT SOVIET ATTACKERS

THIS IS A CLASSIC UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TRAINING FILM THAT IS BASED ON SURVIVABILITY OF USAF BASE OPERATIONS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AFTER A NUCLEAR ATTACK,BASES LIKE THIS ONE WERE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES DURING THE COLD WAR PERIOD THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE AND RESPONSIBILITY THESE MEN HAD HAD HANDLING NUCLEAR WEAPONS THAT WERE USED ON INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT ,THE # AM SCRAMBLES INTO THE WINTER NIGHT NOT KNOWING IF THIS WAS FOR REAL AS BASE AIRCRAFT PEELED OUT LAUNCHING IN PAIRS SC REAMING INTO THE WINTER NIGHT WAITING FOR WORD OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. THE AIRMEN AT THESE BASES KNEW ANY ATTACK ON THE US THEY WOULD BE AMONG THE FIRST TO KNOW AND FIRST TO GO WHILE THE COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE THE GATES NEVER KNEW HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO WAR AS THE BASES WENT TO DIFFERENT DEFCON LEVELS, THIS WAS NOT INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC. THE FILM STARTS AT NIGHT AND THE SAC AIR DEFENSE COMMAND LAUNCHES ITS F-101 INTERCEPTOR AIR CRAFT AND PREPARES TO RIDE OUT A NUCLEAR STRIKE AS CONFIRMATION OF INCOMING MISSILES IS CONFIRMED. THANKS TO A CLIMATE OF GUARDED DEFENSE THE AIR FORCE BASE IS ABLE TO BUILD DEFENSIVE AND SHELTER FACILITIES TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT AND AS A NUCLEAR DETONATION IS CONFIRMED ON BASE THE AIR FORCE BEGINS TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS SO ITS AIR WING CAN COME BACK AND RE-ARM AND RE-FUEL A GREAT SUBJECT THAT U.S. MILITARY FORCES HAD TO PLAN FOR AND TRAIN AND THIS FILM SHOWS WHAT THEY EXPECTED, THE REAL QUESTION IS IT REALISTIC IN ITS EXPECTATION? THE ONE THING IS THAT IT IS PRICELESS THAT THE USAF MADE THIS TRAINING FILM AND ITs QUOTES LIKE "HAVE NO UMBRELLAS,IF IT STARTS TO RAIN WE WILL LET YOU KNOW." AND "YOU CALL US BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T WE WILL BE CALLING YOU" WEIRD,.. BUT STILL GREAT PROPAGANDA!FILMED AT A SAC AIR DEFENSE INTERCEPTOR BASE LOCATED IN OXNARD, OXNARD AFB CALIFORNIA 1967 THIS IS BASICALLY WHEN CLOSING OF SAC ADC BASES WAS GOING ON ALL OVER (SUFFOLK COUNTY AFB LONG ISLAND NEW YORK) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NYC AREA FOR MOST OF THE COLD WAR.DURING 1968- EARLY 1970s MOST OF THESE AIR FORCE ADC UNITS WENT OVER TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM AND THAILAND AS FORWARD AIR CONTROL AND MUNITION LOADERS FOR USAF STRIKE PLANES USING IRON BOMBS INSTEAD OF ATOMIC MUNITIONS BOMBING NVA BASES AND NORTH VIETNAM AND THE ADC PILOTS AND BACKSEATERS WENT OVER ALSO, TO ME THESE GUYS REALLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY PLUS ONE AND DESERVE BIG RESPECT , MY HATS OFF TO THE USAF AIRMEN OF ADC/SAC AND VIETNAM/THAILAND/LAOS

DEFCON THE ULTIMATE NUCLEAR WAR SIMULATION

NYC EMERGENCY BROADCAST PLEASE STAND BY FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION (1980-1984)

USAF/SAC AT DEFCON ONE AND CONFIDENCE IS HIGH! "EXECUTIVE DESCISION" USAF'S NUCLEAR POSTURE

PROBABLY THE MOST TELLING STORY OF USAF MIGHT AND POWER AS WAR IS UNLEASHED ON THE AGRESSOR NATION WHO IS LATER IDENTIFIED TO BE THE SOVIET UNION, THE STOCK FOOTAGE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS BEING DROPPED BY B-47 STRATOJETS and B-52 BOMBERS ARE FROM ONCE CLASSIFIED USAF NUCLEAR TEST OPS. MOST OF THIS ENTIRE FILM IS FROM CLASSIFIED WARPLANS AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS, THIS HOMAGE TO SAC AND STRATEGIC AIR COMMANDS DEDICATION TO MISSION IS A JEWEL AND FROM A TIME WHERE THE WORLD WAS A TINDERBOX READY FOR SOMEONE TO STRIKE THE SPARK AND IGNITE A WORLDWIDE NUCLEAR CONFLAGRATION WHERE LIFE MOST LIKELY WOULD OF WENT THE WAY OF THE DINOSAUR AND ONLY MILLIONS OF YEARS LATER A FOSSILIZED REMAINS OF MAN WOULD BE DISCOVERED BY THE NEXT GENERATION THAT CAME FROM THE ASHES OF THE OLD, THIS FILM IS NOT KNOWN IF IT WAS EVER SEEN OR VIEWED OTHER THAN A HANDFUL OF HIGH RANKING USAF OFFICERS, SEE THE DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION FROM THE NUCLEAR VAULT.COM --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Power of Decision" may be the first (and perhaps the only) U.S. government film dramatizing nuclear war decision-making. Commissioned by the Strategic Air Command in 1956, the film has the look of a 1950s TV drama, but the subject is the ultimate Cold War nightmare. By the end of the film, after the U.S. Air Force has implemented war plan "Quick Strike" following a Soviet surprise attack, millions of Americans, Russians, Europeans, and Japanese are dead. The narrator, a Colonel Dodd, asserts that "nobody wins a nuclear war because both sides are sure to suffer terrible damage." Despite the "catastrophic" damage, one of the film’s operating assumptions is that defeat is avoidable as long as the adversary cannot impose its "will" on the United States. The film’s last few minutes suggest that the United States would prevail because of the "success" of its nuclear air offensive. Moscow, not the United States, is sending out pleas for a cease-fire. The conviction that the United States could prevail was a doctrinal necessity because Air Force leaders assumed the decisiveness of air power. The founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force came out of World War II with an unshakeable, if exaggerated, conviction that the strategic bombing of Germany and Japan had been decisive for the Allied victory and that air power would be crucial in future conflicts. (Note 1) The film’s title: "Power of Decision" embodies that conviction. The title itself is a reference to a 1948 statement by General George C. Kenney, the Strategic Air Command’s first commander-in-chief: "A war in which either or both opponents use atomic bombs will be over in a matter of days...The Air Force that is superior in its capability of destruction plays the dominant role and has the power of decision." (Note 2) A confident statement made by one of the characters, General "Pete" Larson, near the close of reel 6 flows from that assumption: the Soviets "must quit; we have the air and the power and they know it." The story begins with Colonel Dodd, standing in the underground command post of the "Long Range Offense Force" (oddly, the Strategic Air Command is never mentioned by name). Dodd discusses the Force’s strike capabilities, its mechanisms for keeping track of its strategic assets, and its war plans. That hundreds of bombers, based in U.S. territories and overseas bases, are ready to launch at a moment’s notice is the "surest way to prevent war." Dodd does not think that the Soviets are likely to strike, but if deterrence fails and the Soviets launch an attack, "this is what will happen." What "happens" is the initial detection by U.S. air defense network of the approach of Soviet bombers over the Arctic Circle. That leads to General Larson’s decision to launch the SAC alert force under plan "Quick Strike"; airborne and nuclear-armed alert bombers fly toward the Soviet periphery, but stay at position until they receive an attack order (this was the concept of "Fail Safe" or "Positive Control" although those terms were not used in the film). About an hour after the alert force is launched, General Larson receives reports of attacks on U.S. bases, followed by more information on Soviet nuclear attacks on cities and military bases in Japan and Western Europe. "That does it," General Turner (one of Larson’s deputies) exclaims. He soon receives a call on the red phone from the Joint Chiefs, who with the President, are in a protected command post. The president has ordered the execution of "Quick Strike," releasing bombers and missiles to strike the Soviet Union. This simultaneous bomber-missile "double punch" is aimed at "all elements of [Soviet] air power" [bomber bases] along with "war making and war sustaining resources," which meant strikes on urban-industrial areas and urban populations. To depict the undepictable, the film’s producers use stock footage of nuclear tests and missile and bomber launches. Once it is evident that the Soviets have launched a surprise air attack, Colonel Dodd observes that "By giving up the initiative, the West must expect to take the first blow." This statement is not developed, but for Air Force planners, "initiative" meant a preemptive attack or a first strike. By the early 1950, senior military planners and defense officials had begun considering the possibility of pre-emptive attacks on the basis of strategic warning; that is, if the United States intelligence warning system collected reliable information on an impending Soviet attack, decision-makers could approve strikes against Soviet military forces to disrupt it. Consistent with this, Strategic Air Command war plans assumed "two basic modes" for executing strike plans [See Document One below]. () One was retaliation against a surprise attack; the other "plan was based on the assumption that the United States had strategic warning and had decided to take the initiative." The SAC strike force would then be "launched to penetrate en masse prior to the enemy attack; the main target would be the enemy’s retaliatory capability." In the last part of reel 6, Air Force intelligence briefings review the destruction of the Soviet military machine, including destruction of air bases, weapons storage centers, and government control centers, among other targets. "Target M," presumably Moscow, has "been destroyed" by a nuclear weapon which struck 300 yards from the aiming point. The Soviet attack has done calamitous damage to the United States, with 60 million casualties, including 20 million wounded, but evidence was becoming available of the "success" of the U.S. air offensive. The Soviet Air Force has been reduced to a handful of aircraft, it had stopped launching nuclear strikes outside of its territory, and SACEUR [Supreme Allied Commander Europe] reports the "complete disintegration of resistance" by Soviet ground forces. Moreover, cease-fire requests are coming in from the Soviets. In this context, General Larson’s certainty that the "Soviets must quit" conveyed prevailing assumptions about the value of strategic air power. Around the time when "The Power of Decision" as being produced, a statement by SAC Commander-in-Chief General Curtis LeMay made explicit what was implicit in Larson’s observation. In an address before the Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Board in 1957 [see Document Two], LeMay argued that U.S. strategic forces could not be an effective deterrent unless they were "clearly capable of winning under operational handicaps of bad weather and no more than tactical warning." And by winning, LeMay said he meant "achieving a condition wherein the enemy cannot impose his will on us, but we can impose our will on him." Larson’s statement about control of the air dovetailed exactly with LeMay’s assumptions about winning. Little is known about the production and distribution of "The Power of Decision," or even if it was actually shown. According to the history of the Air Photographic and Charting Service for January through June 1957, on 28 May 1956, the Strategic Air Command requested the service to produce the film, which would be classified Secret. SAC leaders may have wanted such a film for internal indoctrination and training purposes, to help officers and airmen prepare themselves for the worst active-duty situation that they could encounter. Perhaps the relatively unruffled style of the film’s performers was to serve as a model for SAC officers if they ever had to follow orders that could produce a nuclear holocaust. In any event, the script for "Power of Decision" was approved on 10 May 1957 and a production planning conference took place on 29 May 1957. The contract productions section of the Air Photographic and Charting Service was the film’s producing unit. The next step was to find actors with security clearances because even the synopsis of the film was classified secret (although later downgraded to "official use only"). As the Air Force was not in the business of hiring actors, the production unit engaged the services of MPO Productions, a New York-based firm which produced commercials and industrial films. [References to MPO, Inc. are on the index cards and on "The End" frame at the close of reel 6]. What happened next, when the work on the film was completed, SAC’s assessment of the project, and whether, when, or where the film was shown, cannot presently be determined, although the information may be in the living memories of participants or viewers from those days. Note: The relatively poor quality of this digital reproduction reflects the condition of the original reels as turned over to the National Archives by the Air Force.

PROPAGANDA No.2 "Your New Sound Of Freedom"

PROPAGANDA  No.2 "Your New Sound Of Freedom"
PUBLISHED FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MISSION OF THE USAF AIR DEFENSE COMMAND AND THATS TARGETED FOR LONG ISLANDERS WHO LIVED NEAR SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR FORCE BASE IT WAS A PRIMARY ADC SQUADRON THAT WAS TO INTERCEPT ANY SOVIET BOMBERS OR OTHER UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT OF UNKNOWN ORGIN, SUFFOLK AFB BECAME PRIMARY WHEN FLOYD BENNET FIELD CLOSED AND CEASED OPERATIONS, THE CONVAIR F102-F-106 DELTA DART AND DAGGER WERE THE MAIN INTERCEPT AIRCRAFT FROM 1958-62 WHEN THE USAF DECIDED TO USE THE F-101 VODOO ALL WEATHER INTERCEPTOR, THE F-102-106 WAS USED BY THE USAF AT SUFFOLK AS WELL AS MANY OTHER AIRCRAFT THAT WOULD COME THROUGH THE AIRBASE, EARLY POSTS ON THIS BLOG HAS NUMEROUS PHOTO'S OF THESE DART LIKE AIRCRAFT AT THE BASE, THE EARLIER AIRCRAFT WERE F-86 SABRES AND THEY WERE PHASED OUT IN 1958, THERE WERE A FEW LOST AIRCRAFT OUT OF SUFFOLK AND EVEN A FALCON AIR TO AIR MISSILE AND THE INFAMOUS 1966 "STRANGE LIGHTS MOVING AT HIGH SPEEDS OVER THE SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND" THE AD WAS TO DEFEND THE MISSION OF THESE AFB'S LOCATED IN SUBURBS AROUND THE U.S. WHO HAD THE JOB OF SCRAMBLING AND GREET ANY UNIDENTIFIED RADAR CONTACT.THROUGH THE END OF WORLD WAR 2 UP UNTIL 1970 THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND HAD THESE BASES SCATTERED AROUND MAJOR CITIES AND VITAL US DEFENSE CONTRACTORS, SINCE THESE AIR WINGS WERE ON ALERT THEY FLEW OUT CONSTANTLY AND 6-7 IN FORMATION FLYING LOW IS LOUD SO SUBURBAN AMERICA COMPLAINED ABOUT THE NOISE AND THE USAF AND CONVAIR STARTED A ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN TO INFORM AND EDUCATE JUST HOW IMPORTANT THAT SOUND IS. AND HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HERE IT. DURING THE 1970s to PRESENT USAF/ADC AND OTHERB MILITARY BASES WERE CLOSED BY THE HUNDREDS, IMAGINE A CITY LIKE NEW YORK HAS NO AIR DEFENSE THE NEAREST ARMED AIRCRAFT IS 30 MINUTES AWAY , AND MOST CITYS ARE NO LONGER DESIGNATED MILITARY PROTECTION, THIS MAKES NO SENSE SINCE OUR MILITARY IS TO DEFEND THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW OUR NATION CAN FORGET WHY WE HAVE ARMED FORCES. THEY ARE NOT FOR FIGHTING ON FOREIGN SOIL AND IF WE HAVE TO WE CAN SEND B-52S ON BOMBING MISSIONS, WE NEED TO LOOK BACK AT WHAT THIS NATIONS FOUNDATIONS WERE AND REBUILD IT, BECAUSE SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT!

USAF/DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY (1970) MEETING THE TERRORIST THREAT- GUARDING USAF NUCLEAR FACILITIES

- Meeting the Terrorist Threat, Produced by the Defense Nuclear Agency - Early 1970's - 7:30 - Color - Since the emergence of the terrorist threat, the U.S. Governments concern about the possible terrorism against nuclear facilities has intensified. This video is a dramatization. It shows how the Government has responded to this threat. The video depicts nuclear security activities at an early nuclear storage site and how a small unarmed force of intruders easily enters under the security fence surrounding the site. The protective force subdues the intruders easily. In another scene, a well-armed terrorist team enters the base and kills a roving patrol with a well-placed sniper. Security forces finally overcome the terrorists after a superior counter-force arrives. On a third entry, a terrorist team enters the site under the cover of a fellow terrorist, hidden in the forest, armed with a heavy machine gun. This terrorist team reaches and penetrates a storage igloo after the roving patrol is killed, and the rapid response force is destroyed. However, the terrorists do not escape. When the superior security force appears with helicopter support and an armored personnel carrier, the terrorists, including the machine gunner, are killed. Since this film was made, the Department of Energy (DOE) has constantly improved the training and tactics of the security forces at each installation as well as the in-place security systems. With its modern day posture, it would be highly improbable that a small group of armed individuals could forcibly enter any DOE facility and escape with a nuclear weapon or any special nuclear

NEW!!!! ----GREAT FALLOUT SHELTER SONG 1961

(1975) RARE FOOTAGE OF ANG F-102s BASED AT SUFFOLK AFB (DECOM) FLYING OVER LONG ISLAND

THIS VIDEO SHOWS NATIONAL GUARD 2nd FIS FLYING F102s OVER EASTERN LONG ISLAND THE FLIGHT SCENES ARE DUBBED WITH A HORRIBLE MUSIC SOUNDTRACK "HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE" SO I ADVISE THAT YOU MUTE THE SOUND WHILE WATCHING THIS LAST OF THE CENTURY FIGHTERS BEING FLOWN AS INTERCEPTORS AND NOT TARGETS FOR MISSILE TESTS, THE SUFFOLK AFB NOW GABRESKI AIRPORT WESTHAMPTON HOME NOW TO THE 106th AEROSPACE RESCUE AND RECOVERY WING WHO OCCUPY AND USE THE OLD ALERT HANGARS AND USAF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND "ADC" LEFT BEHIND WHEN THE SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR BASE WAS DECOMMISSIONED, EVEN THEN A NATIONAL GUARD UNIT USING F-102s WAS BASED THERE FROM 1969 - PRESENT.RARE CAMOFLAUGE F102s *UPDATE THE F-102 THAT SAT OUT FRONT TO PAY RESPECT TO THOSE THAT SERVED THE COLD WAR MISSION AND FLEW JET AIR CRAFT LOADED WITH LIVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS WAS SCRAPPED AND CUT UP ON BASE BY A SCRAP YARD IN A TOTAL DOUCHE BAG MOVE! I DONT CARE HOW BAD OF SHAPE IT WAS IN IT COULD OF BEEN SAVED AND SHOULD OF.JUST BECAUSE THE MISSON NOW INVOLVES HELICOPTERS YOU DONT FORGET HISTORY AND TRY TO TAKE THE LIME LIGHT BY DROPPIN A HELICOPTER IN ITS SPOT, YOU DISRESPECTED THOSE THAT SERVED A WAR COLD IN NAME BUT WAS A DIRECT THREAT AGAINST THIS NATION AND THOSE WHO FLEW THOSE JETS DURING THOSE YEARS WOULD OF GAVE THEIR LIVES TO KEEP THE POPULATION OF THIS COUNTRY SAFE, IT MAKES ME SAD TO SEE SUCH DISRESPECT AND PERSONALLY YOU CAN STICK THAT HELO UP YOUR ASSES!

COLD WAR PROPAGANDA No.41 (1951) USAF CARTOON RECRUITING COMMERCIAL

THIS USAF COMMERCIAL FROM THE EARLY 1950s MOST LIKELY WAS THE REASON AMERICA WON THE COLD WAR AND BEAT THE SOVIETS IN TO SPACE THE JINGLE IN OF FLYING DAH DAH DAH WITH CARTOON JETS AND PEOPLE PROBABLY CAUGHT THE EYE OF MANY YOUNG KIDS WHO TEN YEARS LATER ENLISTED AND HELPED KEEP THIS COUNTRY FREE OF ANY COMMUNIST AGGRESSORS, WE NEED MORE GOOD WHOLESOME RECRUITING PITCHES LIKE THIS ONE!

ATOMIC AGE PROPAGANDA (1951)

ATOMIC AGE PROPAGANDA (1951)