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 the Halloween season 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 […]