1962 ... snug and safe!

... makes it all look like a two-week vacation for the family! The actual realities of Thermonuclear War were too grim for many to face. Civil Defense was always a tricky balance between providing important information and scaring the 'be-jessus' out of people. Too much fear leads to depression and no will to build cute little underground rec-rooms.

all images- Right click- open in New Window= super colossal size!