NATIONWIDE CIVIL DEFENSE DRILL - 1955 America takes cover in the first nation-wide civil defense drill against a mock nuclear attack, which fifty-six cities participate in. Meanwhile President Eisenhower and his cabinet evacuate the White House to secret emergency headquarters testing government functioning under attack conditions.
Date: June 15, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:09:00, No Audio
PORTLAND CIVIL DEFENSE DRILL - 1955 Rainy Portland, Oregon is the site of the biggest civil defense test ever staged in this country. Within minutes after the alert is sounded, the streets are cleared of traffic and the populace safely in shelter leaving the city streets bare of life.
Date: September 27, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:04:00, With Audio
CIVIL AIR DEFENSE MISSILES & RADAR TOWER - 1955 Civil air defense drills in Chicago are run to arm and aim the Nike air missiles, which guard all major cities in the U.S. against potential attack. The warnings for such attacks come 100 miles off coast from a radar tower anchored to the ocean floor.
CIVIL DEFENSE NUCLEAR WAR DRILL Two shots of the Portland, Oregon city government meeting beneath a large American flag. Firemen slide down a pole towards the camera, followed by a shot of them racing to fire engines.
FAMILY REACTS TO ATOMIC ATTACK TEST SIREN - HD A family reacts to an atomic test drill by pulling down their shades, drawing the curtains and unplugging electrical appliances. Note: Transferred to Apple Pro Res 422 HQ. Pillarbox. Available in all display formats.
NUCLEAR EXPLOSION, RADIOLOGICAL TEAM & PREPAREDNESS - HD A nuclear bomb explodes into a mushroom cloud. A family covers their windows with blankets. A radiological team surveys the area for contamination. A father washes his son's hair, cleaning out radioactive particles. Note: Transferred to Apple Pro Res 422 HQ. Pillarbox. Available in all display formats.
FAMILY NUCLEAR FALLOUT SHELTER A girl and boy join their parents in the family's nuclear fallout shelter. The daughter sits on a bed with a portable radio. The father reads a report entitled Evacuation Plans. A woman demonstrates first aid on another woman for a small class of women. Closeup of an Evacuation button being pushed. Closeup of a Chrysler Air Raid Siren. Kitschy narration: Civil defense is everybody's business.
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