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Advising the householder on protection against Nuclear Attack

Civil Defence Handbook No. 10

Survival during and immediately after an attack would depend largely upon the actions taken by each individual


We will spare you the details about how this booklet was brought to our attention, but if we had to symbolically summarize how it happened we would have to say that Jesus knocked at our door and personally delivered it.

What a close cooperator has done for us was to transform it into a pdf format book which makes it available to all of you.

You may think that a 1963 instruction book on how to survive a nuclear attack is pathetically outmoded. After all, it is 60 years old and technology has advanced tremendously since then.

Well, dear brothers and sisters – we will be reduced to the technological level of those days, or before, so quickly that, if we are fortunate, a battery operated short wave radio will be our only source of communication. Therefore, the advice in this booklet is quite current.


In 1963, the Home Office and Central Office of Information distributed this handbook for the Civil Defence, Police and Fire Services to advise the public in Great Britain on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.

The booklet told people what to do to protect themselves, their family and their home.

From how to build an outdoor fall-out shelter and put together a survival pack, to what to do if a warning sounds. This is a terrifying glimpse of life under the threat of nuclear attack... and trust us – you have no idea how threatened we really are.

You may access the booklet through the following link – courtesy of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1963.

Advising the householder on protection against Nuclear Attack (PDF)

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Published on September 29, 2012 - Feast of the Great Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

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