Archive for July, 2010

An exceedingly rare, colorful civil defense doc focused on atomic civil defense in Denver, Just in Case Atom Bombs Fall  (Civil Defense Office of Denver, Colorado, 1951), carries the Federal Civil Defense Administration’ s (FCDA) logo, and is similar to many atomic docs published by the Administration. In addition to the graphics, of note are […]


A revealing Top Secret Restricted Data* formerly classified memo from General Curtis Lemay and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Evaluation Board to General Carl Spaatz on Operation Crossroads, the first nuclear test in the Marshall Islands. Of note are the memo’s conclusions that clearly lay out the devastating effects of nuclear weapons: (1) “Atomic bombs […]