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Cold War: Alert today, alive tomorrow

With superpowers in the east and west testing powerful new weapons, the Canadian race for self-preservation took off in the early 1950s. The rising of the Iron Curtain intensified the threat of mass destruction, as communication between the Americans and Soviets came to a screeching halt. In this volatile new world, Canadians fretted about fallout shelters and the government prepared to go underground.

The Emergency Measures Organization is evaluated in the post-Cold War thaw.

Medium: Radio
Program: This Country in the Morning
Broadcast Date: March 11, 1975
Guest(s):
Host: Michael Enright
Duration: 12:49

Last updated: May 3, 2013

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