I remember films like this. Of course, being a little younger than this film, the scare was more hydrogen bombs. My grade school years were in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. By that time, thermonuclear weapons made the idea of Duck and Cover kind of silly.
A Day Called ‘X’ was a dramatized CBS documentary set in Portland, Oregon in which the entire city is evacuated in anticipation of a nuclear air raid, after Soviet bombers had been detected by radar stations to the north; it details the activation of the city’s civil defense protocols and leads up to the moment before the attack (the ending is left intentionally unknown).
One thing is certain, man stands at the crossroads of history, the atomic age! It was Dr. Morley of the now defunct Society to Save civilization who said that atomic energy could reduce civilization to ashes. Now with bombs a thousand times more powerful the chances are that all future civilization could be compromised. Empowered by professional “do-gooders” he hatches a plan to save mankind.
Nukes in Space is a documentary about the early nuclear ballistic missile programs narrated by William Shatner. It talks about near space testing, which nobody has heard about until lately. This is a good documentary about the nuclear arms race and the cold war.
These are the? Alpha and Baker atom bomb tests of Operation Crossroads in 1946. They were each 23 kilotons. There was a supposed to be a Charlie test, but the Navy couldn’t decontaminate the wrecked target ships enough to move them after test Baker. This nuclear test is brought to you by Lucky Strike and the United Stated Department of Defense. These cameras are at 22 miles. The target ships are at 2 miles.