Civil Defense: Sheltered Life

Cut a man off from the outside world with no way of knowing what is happening, crowd him in cramped quarters with a large group, ration his food and leave him completely to his own devices. What happens? Since many civilians and military men would face such conditions in group shelters in an atomic war, the U.S. Navy decided to try them out on 96 young (average age: 18) recruits, herded them into a 25-ft. by 48-ft. unheated shelter sunk 5 ft. beneath the grounds of the Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md. Engineers figured that the men...

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