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preparedness procedures, survive to fight the u.s. air force film was released april of that year traumatizing activities at a military base following a nuclear attack, the cold war artifacts outlines procedures for assessing damage, stabilizing and securing the base and communications. and offering medical treatment for radiation exposure. this is about 22 minutes.
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[sirens ringing]
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man post. time 20:34 hours. status of base, unknown. eta fallout working on it. the orders break cover and look at base. deployed damage assessment teams. deployed casualty assessment teams. casualty and damage assessment teams deployed to assist total base condition, instructions to assess and report especially report. you call us because if
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you don't, will call you. assess and report. and no umbrellas. when it starts to rain, will let you know. command post, 20:36 hours. aircraft successfully dispersed at 20: 18 hours. two aircraft detached on bomb assessment missions. security reports three fires, facility weapons storage, one major. rapture discussed lines in hanger two. fires in be 02 one. damage in vehicle repair shop. medical control center reports casualties. one first aid meant
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detached. team proceeding north with assessment. there's heavy damage among forward equipment. equipment at west dispersal point needed urgently. transportation dispatches one vehicle with four drivers to dispersal with instruction to run the runaway. eta callout 20:50 220: 55 hours. 20 minutes to go. once it was weeks, 20 weeks, and just as urgent. expedient shelter needed to be made out of base resources. disaster preparedness survey secured a jet cell with the product -- protection factor of 50 and unused ammo bunkers with the protection factor of 500. they were good but just a start. more shelter was needed and more dispersal.
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not only dispersal but better proximity to emergency war operation work area. four rips a five minutes in radiation is 20 minutes work lost. not delayed, lost. in 20 minutes you can arm and airplane. more shelters were needed and the only expedient materials at hand were quantities of disused containers and steel planks. day met the basic requirements. they would house men and support a covering of sand. at the shelter site the ground was level and the containers were in a sheltered nucleus. simple wooden arches were prepared to support the psp. the enclosures were sandbagged. this is ek expedient shelter. if you feet of sand to cut off radiation. to keep a unit on the board. 8
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shelters of this kind were completed from base resources. by then we were at devcon 4. 20:45 hours. status of base, burning. fires burning out-of-control into adjacent quarters. new fires reported near bunker generators. civil towers unstable and hazardous. command post request information on progress on runway clearing. the debris be cleared, yes. work force coming to assist.
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communications control specialist are despite to assess the damage. with two more to be dropped off to neutralize power lines and block storage. civil engineer reports surviving equipment from dispersal and man. all priorities being met. equipment status picture complete. all units concentrated within weapons storage except two
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units detached a medical bunkers. workforce removing tires from storage with orders to abandon the building. work for standing by with extinguishers hanger two -- two for gas leaks. no damage to generators. request orders. devcon 3, base personnel has been recalled in the base disaster preparedness plan in effect. as the base was being hardened for battle. [music playing]
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20:47 hours, medical personnel report to hospital shelter to report casualties. 23 recoverable cases receive. more information coming in from the field sorting teams. in the field, nonmedical personnel organize the dispatch of casualties to hospitals report 20 more recoverable wounded on the way. six nonrecoverable casualties for terminal care and second priority transportation. four that in about 30 men for first aid and return to duty. medical control release the information. command post acknowledges it. initial recovery almost complete. all casualties accounted for. priority fires out or under control. an abandoned fire stable and offering no new threats. loss of power anticipated in emergency -- and emergency plan is in effect.
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emergency and priorities established. 20:59 hours. chief reports new casualties and collapse of entire storage building. one aircraft coming back with fire warning lights. shelter monitor reports radiation. it's here. upon detection of radiation, follett procedure described in afm 355-went will be immediately observed. no personnel will leave shelter without orders of the controlling agency. shelter teams were formed and familiarized with checklist. at the same time supplies and
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equipment were being installed and checked into shelters. medical supplies, food, water, sanitation equipment. forms and displays were set out. as communications were installed in tested, exposure control stations were equipped. dosage forms accumulated dosage charts and tested -- also tested. generators and blowers have been checked out regularly on a weekly basis. this was their final test. the fuel was dropped off -- topped off. we were true devcon 2. time was 21:10 hours.
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fire chief reports priority missions accomplished. fire storage casualties dispatched to hospitals. fire crews on son by for returning aircraft on emergency landing. fire casualties received two hospital. command post request dosage report on personnel involved.
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command post, this is ochsner tower. we have an emergency. fire warning lights. signaling approach. >> roger. >> time 21:27 hours. inside a closed vehicle, radiation cut by half. inside the hospital less than one victim per hour. at maintenance control less than one victim per from our. in the command post there was a does -- dosage start -- status.
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the crew with an average dosage of 90 rad are prioritized. base commanders order washdown. radiation peaked at 21: 51 hours. 22: 22 hours. division says get with it. recover and report time to launch. advise duration air battle capability. this morning base capability under fallout is an estimate. it was based on study and effort. the test was faced with conflict. it was devcon 1. aircraft were ready accordingly.
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by afternoon shelters were manned and functioning at the coordinated group. attack warning came at 20: 15 hours. no more planning. no more preparations. this was it.
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time 22:30 hours. the birds dropping through 400 roentgens per hour. rotation maintenance pronounced it out given 30 minutes for an average prichard dose to complete turnaround.
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time 23: 05 hours. maintenance control reports second rotation control dispatch. first rotation personnel coming in. average prichard dose to complete turnaround 62 rad. first rotation personnel are converted to actual reported to command post. the m request six specialist for an estimated hours work on defected airlines. for mac specialist reported with minimal doses. maintenance control reports turnaround proceeding on schedule.
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communications control reports loss of emergency calm. two specialist now investigating. trouble is reported recoverable. assistance of two more specialist requested. can one do the job? yes but one specialist is best. division advised by calm relay group readiness. stand by for lunch. firefighters control report shelter intensity high. five men showing signs of radiation sick this. three of them segregated and nausea. all dosage levels rising faster than anticipated. request permission to go outside and washdown the roof. permission denied. firefighters ordered evacuated to maintenance bunker. manpower person given 20
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minutes state time to assist. -- state time to assist.
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time 20 coley --: 40 hours. the man post reports launch accomplished. no repayments for radiation casualties anticipated immediately. the base is ready for further orders. [music playing]
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>> these programs are from rc spencer's 1960 it. america interim what you can listen to the program as a podcast on spotify or watch them anytime as he spent not or on our 1968 page. wednesday american history tv continues with the development of the automotive industry in the u.s. and how cars changed american lives. thursday martin luther king junior will show a 50th commemoration from march. on friday the world war i centennial ceremony and a look at various aspects of the war from discussions at u.s. army -- army heritage days. this sunday on oral history, we continue our series in women in congress with congresswoman ava clayton. >> my service and my members resistance to me -- finally
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their acceptance of me. they accepted me as their equal and their superior. it allowed me to know i can negotiate with the best of them. >> in the weeks ahead will hear from many others. watch oral history sunday at 10 am eastern on american history tv on c- span 3. 70 years ago the soviet union blocked off eastern berlin. in response the western powers organize the berlin airlift.
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cargo planes dropped supplies into the isolated powers of the city until may 1949. next on real america, in 1962 phil document the city of berlin from the end of world war ii to the construction of the berlin wall in 1961. produced by the nato information service. this 30 minute film details the berlin airlift in the creation of the north atlantic treaty organization now called nato to defend against the soviet aggression. >> the building of roles, the erection of barb wire's, these cannot provide people. never create a prison for the human spirit.

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