Attack Warning Red!

Attack Warning Red!: How Britain Prepared for Nuclear War

Non-Fiction, History & Politics
Paperback Published on: 04/04/2024
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The atomic bombs of 1945 changed everything. For the next forty years, the mushroom cloud loomed large in public imaginations and fear of the blast’s apocalyptic power coloured every aspect of British daily life.

From makeshift shelters and herbal remedies to sirens that offered four-minute escapes, ordinary people were taught how to save themselves in the face of a catastrophe that was not survivable. Meanwhile, bunkers were readied for those officials and experts who would ensure life continued after Armageddon.

At once chilling and darkly funny, this is the story of how Britain braced for nuclear conflict – and of how, so long as nuclear weapons exist, the threat of total annihilation will always be with us.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529920017
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 193g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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Attack Warning Red!
Misses the point on so many levels
The author panders to all the CND types of the past who ridiculed any attempts to put survival systems and processes in place. Her description of actual pr... READ MORE
Robert Courtney