CIVIL DEFENSE: The City Under the Bomb

Time was when a small American who got vaccinated and looked both ways before crossing streets had a reasonable chance of outliving his boyhood. But a new complication to survival has been added. One recent treatise on the subject seriously inquired: "Can Junior fall instantly, face down, elbow out, forehead on elbow, eyes shut? Have him try it tonight as he gets into bed." Junior could probably do the trick all right. A little practice and an understanding of the situation might save the life of a small boy born into the Atomic Age. The treatise-explained how: "Junior will...

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