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Give me shelter : the failure of Canada's Cold War civil defence

Give me shelter : the failure of Canada's Cold War civil defence

Author: Andrew Paul Burtch
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2012.
Series: Studies in Canadian military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Give Me Shelter is a revealing examination of Canada's efforts to prepare its citizens to face nuclear war, from 1945-63.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Paul Burtch
ISBN: 9780774822404 0774822406
OCLC Number: 839387850
Awards: Winner of C.P. Stacey Award for scholarly work in Canadian Military History 2012 (Canada)
Commended for The Hill Times List of Top 100 Best Books 2012 (Canada)
Description: xiii, 277 p. : ill., portr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: From World War to Cold War, 1945-50 ; The Korean War and the trouble with civil defence, 1950-53 ; Publicizing Armageddon : responsible citizenship and civil defence, 1948-54 ; Evacuation and celebration, 1954-56 ; Emergency measures, 1957-59 ; The survival army, 1959-62 ; The path to a shelter program, 1949-59 ; Irresponsible citizens, 1959-62 ; Cuba, confusion, and retreat, 1962-68.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history.
Responsibility: Andrew Burtch.
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Luckily, the Soviets never did bomb us or we would not be around to read Give Me Shelter, an extremely detailed and shocking analysis of how a government and its people failed to connect and Read more...

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