JUST IN CASE

History Revealed - - IN PICTURES THE ATOMIC AGE -

The fear of nuclear war was so deeply in­grained in so­ci­ety that some splashed out on their own shel­ters, com­plete with mod cons

GO­ING UN­DER­GROUND

This demon­stra­tion shel­ter, built in the 1950s, came with its own television, li­brary and even ex­er­cise bi­cy­cle to keep its oc­cu­pants en­ter­tained.

KEEP­ING UP AP­PEAR­ANCES

Of course, buy­ing a bunker meant house­wives had to stock up on emer­gency sup­plies, along­side their usual shops. Drink­ing wa­ter, first-aid kits and torches were sta­ples of bunker life.

PRAC­TI­CAL LAND­SCAP­ING

Pre­fer­ring to do it them­selves, the Heldt fam­ily digs up their lawn to make room for a con­crete fall­out shel­ter, which was par­tially sub­sidised by the United States govern­ment.

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