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The Cold War Home Front: Civil & Home Defense
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Government Defense
A more detailed analysis of this topic is planned for the future. In the meantime, this archive of sources is presented.
Basic Course in Emergency Mass Feeding (cover only)
Basic Course in Emergency Mass Feeding (cover only)
Fallout Shelter Sign
Fallout Shelter Sign
Civil Defense Sign
Civil Defense Sign
Civil Defense Flag
Civil Defense Flag
Radiological Survey Meter
Radiological Survey Meter (4 views & complete manual)
Survival Biscuit Tin
Survival Biscuit Tin
Barrel of Drinking Water
Barrel of Drinking Water
Radiation Test Kit (2 views)
Radiation Test Kit (2 views)
   
 
The Ground Observer Corps
The Ground Observer Corps was a WWII program that was expanded in 1950 to include 8,000 observers to supplement what would eventually become NORAD. Over 200,000 volunteers participated in nationwide drills, telephoning dozens of coordination centers which in turn relayed information to the Air Defense Command (ADC) ground control interception centers. By 1952 the program was expanded with a new organizational plan named Operation Skywatch with over three-quarters of a million volunteers taking shifts at over 16 thousand posts and 75 relay centers. Technological improvements eventally rendered the Corps irrelevent and the program was discontinued in 1959.
Ground Observer Corps Air Force Pin
Ground Observer Corps Air Force Pin
Ground Observer Corps Skywatch Stamp
Ground Observer Corps Skywatch Stamp
"Look to the Skies" radio program with guest, Major Chuck Yeager, 1954
sound "Look to the Skies" radio program with guest, Major Chuck Yeager, 1954
   
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