Gee whiz you can learn some handy things on the Archive, like how to survive an atomic blast, for instance! These instructional films from the Prelinger collection give you the specifics of what to do during an atomic attack. We included a quick piece of advice from each, so you don’t actually have to watch the movie (for use during a surprise attack!):
- House in the Middle (1954)
Keep your house freshly painted white, clear of trash, and tidy.
- Duck and Cover (1951)
Just like Bert the turtle, you must duck and cover.
- Survival Under Atomic Attack (1951)
Lie under the table or drop to the floor with your back to the window.
- Atomic Alert (Elementary Version) (1951)
Don’t look at the flash, stretch out, and don’t forget to be calm.
- Our Cities Must Fight (1951)
City dwellers stay put—don’t evacuate your city!
- Atomic (2005)
No advice here, just a mash-up of some of the above films set to music. An example of what anyone can create using public domain films from the Archive.