Cold War & Bomb Shelters
By: Ben Kasten and Travis Thomas
Private Bomb Shelters
Duck and Cover
School children practice a "duck and cover" drill.
Pictured above is the average backyard bomb shelter. There isn't much room to move around
Pictured above is an example of a modern day bomb shelter converted from a missile silo.
Impact on the Decade
Connection to Today and Solutions for the Future
During the 1950's people lived in fear of a nuclear attack happening between the U.S and Russia. U.S. citizens would build fallout shelters for assurance of having a safe haven to fall back to and that could sustain them and their families in case of a nuclear strike on the U.S. We still see this today, we see it in movies, tv shows (doomsday preppers). People all believe in different theories that could end our world. It is greatly depicted in the tv show. It takes multiple people and it describes their beliefs on how how they are prepping and what they feel they are needing to prep for. People are still building fallout shelters today to have a fallback to sustain them in case of a nuclear fallout.
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