Archive for November, 2009

Another “survivalist” publication from the Office of Civil Defense and Mobilization, Emergency Sanitation at Home: A Family Handbook (SuDoc Pr 34.761/2:11-1) outlines food storage, preparation, cooking,  purifying water and disposal sewage in the aftermath of a nuclear war or other disaster. The statement that an “enemy attack would be an attack primarily against people” is […]


Not an intentional post for Halloween and the radioactive zombie crowd, Mortuary Services in Civil Defense (Federal Civil Defense Administration, TM-11-12, Washington DC: April 1956) outlines the “grim business” of identifying and tagging individuals after an “enemy nuclear attack.” Also reported in Mortuary Services are religious considerations involved with burial and disposal of bodies, property […]