I've read quite a few novels pertaining to the Cold War (alternate history, Fail-Safe, etc) and throughout these books I've heard a lot about The
Doomsday Tapes, however the books never expanded on these...I was wondering if anyone had any information on what these are and what their
applications might be.
Not much out there on the 'Doomsday Tapes", but did find one website that states:
"[doomsday tapes] are civil defense information for the general population to be broadcast if a nuclear attack seems imminent. Subjects included
medical effects of ionizing radiation, proper use and interpretation of radiation dosimeters and counters, design principles and construction of
various sorts of radiation fallout shelters, and so on. "
They are broadcast at the last moment. They don't release the infomation any earlier because at the point they are talking about would be world wide
nuclear war. Survivers would be at a minimum. To release it now would just cause a large amount of panick and chaos.
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