New York City Stages Nuclear Attack Drill Ca. 1952

New York City Stages Nuclear Attack Drill Ca. 1952

Streaming Video - 1952
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Major urban areas such as New York City were seen as particularly vulnerable targets for a nuclear attack during the cold war. The City of New York staged a massive air-raid drill in 1952, which involved 50,000 trained volunteers and simulated a large-scale nuclear attack on New York City. The volunteers "decontaminated" streets and buildings with water before rescuing victims. After the drill, authorities declared that New York was prepared for any attack.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, [1952]
Copyright Date: ©1952
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 22 sec.)) : sound
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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