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Nuclear war in Britain: Home front civil defence films 1951-1987.

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Described by the producers as "the definitive collection of the British Government's graphic films made between 1951 and 1987 aimed at the public to counter this incredible threat to every man, woman and child'. The full list of titles across the 2 DVDs are: The Waking Point (1951), Civil Defence Newsreels (1951/1952), Civil Defence Get New Gear (1955), Defence Sense (1956), Atomic Attack (1958), The Warden, His Duties and Training (1961), The Warden and the Householder (1961), Bertrand Russell Has Fear of Nuclear War (1961), Hole in the Ground (1962), 700 Practice Civil Defence (1962), Seven Civil Defence Warning Films (1964), Care of the Homeless (1965), Sound an Alarm (1971), Protect and Survive (1976) and Should Disaster Strike (1987). There is a bonus feature of Civil Defence New Rushes (1952, 1962 & 1963).


UK : Strike Force Entertainment, 2010.

Physical description

2 DVDs (284 min.) : sd., b&w, col.

Copyright note

Cherry Red Records Ltd 2010


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