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*** its been brought to my attention that some of the embedded movies are not downloading when opening this blog. There are literally hundreds of embed movies and they are there, So please reload the blog and you will find your movie or picture that did not load, Contact the Fallout Shelter Warden @ falloutshelternyc@gmail.com we are still down here waiting and since TRUMP became POTUS it won't be long....
THE LAYOUT OF THIS BLOG IS ODD , PUNCUATION AND SPELLING HAVE SUFFERED AS MOST OF THIS BLOG WAS DONE ON A TABLET AND CELL PHONE, YOU CAN BE AN ELITIST AND SAY ITS THE WORK OF A CHILD OR YOU CAN ENJOY IT. THE VARIOUS POSTS YOU WILL SEE ARE SEMI PERMANENT, MOSTLY THE FILMS,THE MONTHLY POSTINGS ARE LOCATED MID WAY DOWN AS YOU SCROLL TOWARDS THE BOTTOM, USE THE DIRECTORY OF POSTS TO FIND A PARTICULAR POST AND IT WILL BE FOUND MIDWAY DOWN AS YOU SCROLL DOWN TOWARDS THE PERMANENT DECLASSIFIED ATOMIC FILM COLLECTION. IT IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE BUT THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF POSTS ON LOCAL NEW YORK / LONG ISLAND ATOMIC HISTORY LOTS OF ATOMIC AGE ART AND PROPAGANDA, NEVER SEEN ATOMIC KITSCH AND MORE! BE PATIENT, USE THE POST DIRECTORY, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE IT ALL AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED WITH A TRIP UNDERGROUND IN FALLOUT SHELTER NYC , AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE COMMENTS, ENJOY, SHELTER WARDEN0910

THE FALLOUT SHELTER STARTS HERE SIGN IN WITH THE FALLOUT SHELTER OFFICER UPON ARRIVAL

THE FALLOUT SHELTER STARTS HERE SIGN IN WITH THE FALLOUT SHELTER OFFICER UPON ARRIVAL
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.

Friday, June 24, 2011

FALLOUT_SHELTER_LOS_ ANGELES ,THE CITY OF ANGELS PREPARES FOR ARMEGGEDON (1955-1961)

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LOS ANGELES CIVIL DEFENSE PREPARES ITS CITIZENS FOR ATOMIC ATTACK




LISTEN TO ACTUAL CONELRAD CIVIL DEFENSE BROADCAST DURING A OPERATION ALERT EXERCISE


HERE THE MAYOR WITH THE HEAD OF CIVIL DEFENSE AND OTHER LOS ANGELES  POLITICIANS  GET READY TO START CIVIL DEFENSE WEEK WITH TRAININGS AND EXHIBITS AND THE NATIONAL DRILL "OPERATION ALERT"
CITY OF LOS ANGELES EARLY 1951 SHOWS CITY PLANS TO BUILD A LARGE SHELTER IN THE SHADOW OF CITY HALL

THE CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES WERE NOT UNAWARE OF THE ENORMOUS DESTRUCTIVE CAPABILITIES OF ATOMIC WEAPONS, EVERY TEST AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE, MERCURY NEVADA WAS CONDUCTED BEFORE DAWN AND LOS ANGELES WOULD ACTUALLY SEE THE ENTIRE EASTERN SKY LIGHT UP AS IF THE SUN WAS RISING BRIEFLY ILLUMINATING LOS ANGELES IN A CAMERA FLASH BULB EFFECT....... THE TEST WAS HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY.

HERE LOS ANGELES IS BATHED IN THE FLASH OF A ABOVE GROUND ATOMIC WEAPON TEST OVER A COUPLE HUNDRED MILES EAST


THE ABOVE PICTURES SHOW HOW THE LOS ANGELES AREA WOULD LIGHT UP IN THE PRE DAWN HOURS WHEN A DEVICE WAS TESTED AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE ,IN MERCURY, NEVADA .MORE THAN A COUPLE HUNDRED MILES EAST OF LA.


HERE CIVIL DEFENSE WORKERS PLOT THE SIZE AND DAMAGE RADIUS OF A SIMULATED ATOMIC WEAPON DETONATION ON LOS ANGELES



WORKING WITH VOLUNTEERS THE CREW OF A CIVIL DEFENSE HEAVY RESCUE TRUCK GO OVER BASIC FIRST AID


HERE CIVIL DEFENSE WORKERS GET FAMILIAR WITH HEAVY RESCUE TOOLS WITH THE WHAT WAS CALLED THE "CALAMITY JANE" MODEL OF RESCUE TRUCKS THE PRECURSOR TO MODERN FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUE COMPANYS AND OVER ALMOST 60 YEARS LATER MOST OF THE TOOLS CARRIED BY THESE RESCUE TRUCKS ARE THE SAME TODAY.


HERE A RADIOLOGICAL MONITOR FROM BURBANK CIVIL DEFENSE HAS A LOW RANGE METER TO CHECK FOR RADIATION ON VICTIMS TO SEE IF THEY NEED DECONTAMINATION

THE MORE REALISTIC THE DRILL THE BETTER PREPARED CIVIL DEFENSE WORKERS WILL BE, INJURIES FROM THE EXTREME HEAT AN ATOMIC WEAPON THROWS OFF WILL BURN EXPOSED SKIN MILES AWAY AND CAUSE FLASH BLINDNESS  20 MILES AWAY,OTHER INJURIES FROM THE BLAST IS GLASS FLYING FROM THE BLAST WAVE AND BUILDINGS COLLAPSING.

LA COUNTY FIRE FIGHTERS ALONG WITH CIVIL DEFENSE WORKERS DECONTAMINATE CASULTIES AND INJURED DURING DRILL, DECONTAMINATION FROM RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT IS CRITICAL FOR ANYBODY ENTERING A SHELTER.



HOSPITAL TO CIVIL DEFENSE HQ RADIO LINKS ARE SETUP, CALIFORNIA MORE THAN OTHER STATE CIVIL DEFENSE USED EMERGENCY RADIO EXTENSIVELY PICTURED IS A CIVIL DEFENSE "GONSET" A EXCELLENT MODEL FOR EMERGENCY WORK, I HAVE ONLY SEEN THIS TYPE OF RADIO USED ON THE WEST COAST AND SOME ARE PROBABLY STILL IN USE ,SINCE CIVIL DEFENSE IN CALIFORNIA NEVER REALLY FADED AWAY WHEN THE COLD WAR WAS OVER,THE STATE HAS MANY EARTHQUAKES AND  THE SAME CIVIL DEFENSE TOOLS OF THE COLD WAR ERA WORK IN DISASTERS, SHELTERS,RADIO COMMUNICATION,MOST IMPORTANTLY VOLUNTEERS, LOS ANGELES HAS BEEN LUCKY SO FAR AND WITH EARTHQUAKES ITS NOT A MATTER OF "IF" ITS MORE LIKE "WHEN" .SO MITIGATION, PREPARDNESS AND RESPONSE ARE IMPORTANT.


HERE IS THE LA SHERIFF STATION CIVIL DEFENSE IS USING THE LARGE SHELTER OPERATIONS AREA AS HEADQUARTERS(i guess LAX was open to air traffic during the drill ...unless that jet in the upper right is a soviet bomber)


CIVIL DEFENSE COMMUNICATION HQ RELAYING MESSAGES FROM FIELD UNITS LIKE RADIOLOGICAL MONITORING UNITS, LATER RADIO ENTHUSIASTS FORMED A CIVIL DEFENSE UNIT, IT BECAME KNOWN AS "RACES" (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) AND ARE THE LIFE LINK IN MANY DISASTERS AROUND THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD TO THIS VERY DAY.


COORDINATING VARIOUS DAMAGE RINGS AND WHAT AREAS RECIEVED A HIT BY AN ATOMIC WEAPON HAD TO BE RADIOED IN TO CIVIL DEFENSE HQ SO ONCE RADIATION LEVELS WERE LOW ENOUGH TEAMS OF RESCUERS COULD GET TO PRIORITY AREAS

AT HEADQUARTERS THE INFORMATION FROM DAMAGE ASSESMENT TEAMS ALLOW CIVIL DEFENSE TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE DETONATION WAS AND HOW MANY





THE ARROW IS POINTING AT A RADIOACTIVE ELEMENT THE VOLUNTEER CIVIL DEFENSE RADIOLOGICAL MONITORING UNIT IS USING TO GET USED TO THE MONITORING DEVICES AND THE FIELD OFFICER IS ON HIS RADIO RELAYING READINGS BACK TO HQ A VERY IMPORTANT POST SINCE THESE UNITS WOULD IN FACT BE ALERTING THE RESIDENTS OF LOS ANGELES TO SEEK SHELTER WHEN FALLOUT IS DETECTED,ALSO RADIOLOGICAL TEAMS WOULD BE CALLING IN SIGHTED NUCLEAR DETONATIONS AND ESTIMATING HOW FAR AWAY,AND WHICH WAY THE MUSHROOM CLOUD IS DRIFTING,AND DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS OF THEIR AREA FINDING PRIORITY INCIDENTS LIKE TRAPPED PEOPLE,FIRES,LOOTERS. 

THE OLD SHELTER SIGN AND THE NEW FALLOUT SHELTER SIGN POSTED ON THE BUILDING THAT MAKES THE PICTURES YEAR KNOWN SINCE 1961 WAS THE FIRST YEAR THEY WERE INTRODUCED THE OLDER "S" SHELTER SIGN GOES BACK TO WORLD WAR TWO AND ARE RARELY SEEN ANYMORE IN NYC I HAVE SEEN 2 POSTED AND IN BAD CONDITION WHILE THE FALLOUT SHELTER SIGN IS ON EVERY BUILDING IN ALL BORO'S OF NYC AND ALL ARE IN GOOD CONDITION SOME LOCATIONS STILL HAVE RATIONS.


HERE CIVIL DEFENSE OFFICIALS DECIDE TO SHELTER WITH THE POPULATION AND GET FEEDBACK ABOUT THE DRILL





HERE THE CIVIL DEFENSE COORDINATOR FOR LOS ANGELES SHOWS A MOCK FALLOUT SHELTERS CONSTRUCTION HOW BY DESIGNING IT FOR PROTECTION FROM RADIATION IS IMPORTANT AND EASY, THIS MODEL SHOWS SOIL BETWEN THE TWO CONCRETE WALLS GIVING IT A HIGH PROTECTION FACTOR.


FALLOUT SHELTERS NEEDED FOOD AND WATER RATIONS TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM GOING OUT IN TO RADIOACTIVE CONDITIONS LOOKING FOR FOOD, HERE A OBSCURE FOOD RATION KIT IS BEING USED WITH THE US GOVERNMENT HIGH CALORIE CRACKER RATION OR BISCUIT. THE DRINKING WATER IN THE CANS ARE COMMONLY FOUND AT ARMY NAVY STORES, AND IS A BAG OF WATER INSIDE THE CONTAINER JUST LIKE THE ONES IN FALLOUT SHELTERS ONLY SMALLER.

THE DAY THEY H-BOMBED LOS ANGELES A GREAT BIT OF PULP FICTION PUT OUT BY "ACE" BOOKS THE SAME FOLKS WHO PUT OUT THE COMIC BOOKS "WORLD WAR THREE" AND THE 4-PART "ATOMIC ATTACK " SERIES MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND IN OLDER POSTS ON THIS BLOG OR ON CONELRAD.COM





PARTICIPATION IN OPERATION ALERTS WHERE SUPPOSED TO BE MANDATORY BUT SOME AREAS HAD PROTESTS AND EVEN SOME CITY CIVIL DEFENSE OPERATIONS DID NOT PARTICIPATE, THE WASHINGTON DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIVIL DEFENSE CHIEF IGNORED THE SIMULATION REFUSING TO ORDER HIS UNITS TO PARTICIPATE,AND TOLD THEM TO STAY AT WORK..HE WAS FIRED BY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER.1955

SHELTER DOWN ON THE TRAIN STATION PLATFORM MUST OF BEEN AWFUL HOT!

HERE LOS ANGELES CITIZENS GO TO THE NEAREST SHELTER AND AWAIT THE ALL CLEAR TO LEAVE MOST PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THE OPERATION ALERT DRILLS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS THAT THEY HAPPENED

OUT IN THE SUBURBS OF LA HOME SHELTERS WERE BEING SETUP,PUBLIC SHELTERS WERE FOR RESIDENTS WITHOUT HOME SHELTERS SUCH AS APARTMENT BUILDINGS AND THE PUBLIC WAS ADVISED TO BUILD HOME SHELTERS SINCE LIVING IN A SMALL PLACE WITH 600 PEOPLE AND VERY LITTLE FOOD AND OTHER THINGS COULD BE AVOIDED BY SHELTERING AT HOME.


HERE  AN ENTERPRISING BOMB SHELTER BUILDER SHOWS OFF HIS LATEST BACKYARD SHELTER WITH THE HELP OF A MODEL, SHELTERS WERE HARD TO SELL UNTIL THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS WHEN THE MARKET WENT NUTS FOR SIX MONTHS AND THEN IT WENT BACK TO ITS SLOW PACE,MOST SUBURBAN HOME OWNERS CHOOSED TO BUILD THEIR OWN REFUGE THAN HAVE IT BUILT.

THE GREATEST PUSH FOR FALLOUT SHELTERS WERE IN SCHOOLS, ALL NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS HAD TO BUILD SHELTERS INTO THE SCHOOL AND HAD TO BE USED IN TIME OF PEACE FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES AND IN CRISIS COULD QUICKLY CONVERT INTO A LARGE SHELTER. HERE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRAB A PIECE OF THE FLOOR COVERING THEIR HEAD AND EYES. THIS DRILL WAS CONDUCTED IN SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE FOR YEARS WAY INTO THE 1980s THE COVER UP POSITION IS ACTUALLY CALLED "DUCK AND COVER" AND WAS INTRODUCED IN THE EARLY 1950s BY BERT THE TALKING TURTLE A CARTOON & FILM THAT WAS SHOWN IN SCHOOLS ACROSS THE U.S.TEACHING SCHOOL KIDS ABOUT THE ATOMIC BOMB AND WHAT IT DOES AND HOW TO SURVIVE,IT WAS FILMED IN A SCHOOL IN NYC, ASTORIA, QUEENS


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS UPON HEARING THE SIREN TAKE SHELTER UNDER THEIR DESKS PROBABLY A MULTI USE POSITION SINCE EARTHQUAKES ARE COMMON AND THAT ALSO IS A POSITION TO TAKE IN CASE OF OBJECTS FALLING.


A DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE STUDY ON SOVIET TARGETING PACKAGES FOR THE LA BASIN (Every City Had A Target Package It Consisted Of The Best Way And How Many Nuclear Bombs It Would Take To Render The City Dead Uninhabitable With No Chance Of Recovery) THE LA PACKAGE INCLUDED 9 LARGE MT WEAPONS SINCE THE CITY WAS SPREAD OUT IN A CLOSE PATTERN MOST LIKELY TO START A FIRESTORM TO CONSUME THE LA BASIN.



THIS WAS THE SLOGAN THAT "CEE DEE" PUSHED, EDGING THE TALKING TURTLE BERT OUT OF CIVIL DEFENSE EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL AND WAS FEATURED IN COMICS AND CIVIL DEFENSE FILMS,ALERT TODAY - ALIVE TOMMOROW AND THAT'S

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FALLOUT SHELTER WARDEN INFORMATION

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NYC / Long Island/Suffolk County, New York Air Defense Sector - Suffolk County and Metropolitan New York City, United States
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 , 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 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! please write me at falloutshelternyc@gmail.com

(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)