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Previous Nuclear PSAs You Could Discover Attention-grabbing

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By the creator of The Trustworthy Prepper.

There are a LOT of nuclear strike articles being written in the mean time. A LOT. I suppose simply given the character of our present occasions, I’ve had a morbid curiosity in wanting over older nuclear PSAs (public service bulletins). It’s a part of the rationale I began to look additional into that previous British PSA Shield and Survive.

There are a whole lot of these previous PSAs while you begin to look into them, and so they’re moderately darkish however nonetheless fairly attention-grabbing. Listed below are a number of of them that I discovered attention-grabbing that you could be as effectively.

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I believe that that is probably the most disturbing out of all those I’ve discovered up to now. Weird paper mache-style marionettes are used to inform individuals what they’re speculated to do to remain secure. I nonetheless haven’t discovered how they bought that puppet on strings to blink.

The entire state of affairs is moderately nightmarish, has one thing of a Howdy Doody vibe, and so they cowl a whole lot of materials. I’m unsure I might be keen to observe the recommendation to get my cows to cowl earlier than I get myself to cowl. I’ve a bit extra worth than an animal does, although I do perceive the significance of defending meals sources.

I’m fascinated with discovering the booklets “Your Livestock Can Survive Fallout” and “Your Household Survival Plan” that the PSA advertises. They do advocate a 14-day provide of meals as effectively, which coincides with Cresson Kearny’s statements that you just’ll need to spend at the very least two weeks in any kind of fallout shelter earlier than you may even suppose to start to exit for brief intervals of time.


I’m not precisely certain if this was speculated to be a PSA or what. It’s one thing of a mix of an previous movie noir detective film mixed with Andy Griffith, perhaps? Andy Griffith minus the happiness, I suppose. You get a Twilight Zone ending too. So, this video is a mishmash of every part Nineteen Fifties TV needed to supply.

The entire video performs out as a narrative with enemy bombers being noticed over Canada on their approach to the US (Portland, if I keep in mind appropriately). A narrator helps to maneuver the script alongside because the individuals run about, making an attempt to be as ready as attainable for no matter is coming. It’s an extended video that doesn’t actually carry a whole lot of closure (did the bomb hit or not?), however it’s fairly entertaining.


A 1979 cartoon-type slideshow with some generic nuclear survival recommendation. It’s possible you’ll discover it extra attention-grabbing than I did.

From 1975, that is the video accompaniment to that pamphlet that I had written about earlier than. I believe that is most likely probably the most serious-looking PSA out of any of those on this checklist. There are some fairly eerie sound results to indicate the British individuals what they have to be listening for, what I don’t suppose is nice recommendation, and I believe the cartoon ambiance simply form of lends itself to the spooky ambiance right here.

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You’ve most likely already seen this one, because it made headlines nearly a month in the past when New York Metropolis pumped it out. You might have a woman in entrance of a inexperienced display screen telling individuals they should shut their home windows in the event that they suppose a nuclear assault is coming and all types of different nuke-related recommendation.

It’s not the inexperienced display screen that makes this one so regarding. It’s the timing.

This one is from 1951 and has one thing of a Gone With the Wind kind of vibe. There are precise actors portraying what it’s that you just’re speculated to do within the occasion of an assault, and from what I can inform, it seems to be like there’s precise footage of the atomic bombs that had been dropped on Japan. It seems to be like there’s some precise aftermath footage right here as effectively.

From 1950, this one has a John Wayne western kind of ambiance with it. The audio all through your entire factor is totally horrible as effectively, so be forewarned.

This 1959 PSA seems to be like a Hannah Barbara cartoon. You possibly can positively choose up some Jetson vibes right here. I can’t inform if that’s precise nuke footage concerned within the video or not, although. I did benefit from the recommendation of settling down “and make one of the best of it” when it’s important to retreat to a fallout shelter to not be cooked to a crisp, in addition to the recommendation of “don’t be discouraged.”

That, mixed with the little smiling cartoon household as they put together to outlive a nuclear assault, was a pleasant contact. I’m additionally not so certain {that a} raincoat is an efficient manner of defending one from radiation. Alpha particles I may see, however gamma radiation? The ol’ raincoat isn’t going to do a lot for you there.

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Are there different previous nuclear PSAs you may have discovered? 

What have you ever discovered to be the eeriest, probably the most entertaining, and probably the most weird? Tell us within the remark part under.

About Aden

Aden Tate is a daily contributor to and Aden runs a micro-farm the place he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has 4 revealed books, What College Ought to Have Taught You, The Trustworthy Prepper An Arm and a Leg, The Prepper’s Information to Submit-Catastrophe Communications, and Zombie Selections. You could find his podcast The Final American on Preppers’ Broadcasting Community.


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