Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How to Survive an Atomic Blast, According to a 1953 French Guidebook

From the Guidebook:

If you are able, hide behind a protective wall. Keep your face covered. You may see people sporting masks and other technical gear as they survey the area. Do not be alarmed.

More details here.


  1. This reminds of John T. Reed's article of where duck & cover is sounds advice for those in mid-zone of a large explosion. Despite the hysteria of being subject to a nuclear blast - if you survive without much exposure to the initial heat and radiation then your chances of long-term survival are pretty good.

  2. I survived two nuclear blasts by hiding behind a wall just 500 feet from the explosion this way. Trust me, it works.