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Protect and Survive (1976)


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Each episode starts with an animated atomic mushroom cloud followed by a reminder of the main points from the previous episode. Step-by-step instructions on how to improve one's chances of survival during a nuclear attack are illustrated using simple animation and still photography. The family home is represented by a cardboard model resembling a doll's house and warning sirens and fall-out dust are visually represented by vibrating lines and white snow respectively. Each of the twenty-two episodes deals with a particular aspect of survival.

1. Nuclear Explosions Explained
2. The Warnings
3. What to do When the Warning Sounds
4. Stay at Home
5. Choosing a Fall-out Room
6. Refuges
7. Materials to Use for Your Fall-out Room and Refuge
8. Make Your Fall-Out Room and Refuge
9. What to Put in Your Fall-out Room
10. Action After Warnings
11. Water and Food
12. Sanitation - Preparatory Steps
13. Fire Precautions
14. The Importance of Your Radio
15. Life Under Fall-out conditions
16. What to do After an Attack
17. Sanitation Care
18. Water Consumption
19. Food Consumption
20. Casualties