Fallout Protection: What To Know And Do About Nuclear Attack was an
United States federal government
United States federal government booklet released in December
1961 by the
United States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense and the Office of
Civil Defense. The first page of the book is a note from then-U.S.
Secretary of Defense
Robert McNamara explaining that the booklet is
the result of the first task he was given when he assumed
responsibility for the Federal Civil Defense Program in August 1961.
The task, assigned by President John F. Kennedy, was to "give the
American people the facts they need to know about the dangers of a
thermonuclear attack and what they can do to protect themselves."
Much more straightforward about the dangers of atomic weapons than
Survival Under Atomic Attack, and published in the era of the hydrogen
bomb and the ICBM, the book first explains general information and
hazards of nuclear weapons, fallout and radiation. Second, it covers
community fallout shelters, improvised fallout shelters and supplies
that one ought to have ready in case of a nuclear attack. There is a
brief section outlining "emergency housekeeping" which covers water
and food conservation and first aid for the time spent in the shelter.
Last, the booklet mentions recovery and how to clean up the fallout.
Fallout: An American Nuclear Tragedy
List of books about nuclear issues
Protect and Survive
Nuclear War Survival Skills
Survival Under Atomic Attack
United States civil defense
Duck and Cover (film)
Fallout Protection Booklet History
Fallout Protection in various formats from the Inte