‘Protect And Survive’: Seventies Guide To Surviving A Nuclear War

Be sure to pack toys and games for the kiddies! Oh, man. Surely they knew that this was preposterous by the time this was produced.

Check out the British film Threads far more realistic (and emotionally scarring) look at life after a nuclear war. It came on PBS one night when I was ten years old and war with the USSR seemed more of a possibility with every passing day. I recently found the film and watched it again, expecting it to be nowhere near as disturbing as I remembered it. Nope. Still freaked me the hell out. Made The Day After look like a “Very Special Episode” of The Brady Bunch. I’ve embedded that film after the jump.

3 Comments on "‘Protect And Survive’: Seventies Guide To Surviving A Nuclear War"

  1. I couldnt get past like 8min into it. If I had to watch the whole video I almost wish I would die in a nuclear attack at least It wouldn’t be a slow painful death from boredom.

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  3. Matt Staggs | Jun 3, 2014 at 12:45 am |

    Huh. Sounds interesting. Ever read this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warday

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