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Cold War: Evacuation

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.

A Vancouver hospital is evacuated in a nuclear drill test run.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Nov. 25, 1956
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Duration: 5:25

Last updated: May 1, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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