Thoroughly recommended viewing for those of you out there who want to relive the paranoia, terror and feeling of helplessness of the Cold War era.
The sequence of films narrated by Patrick Allen demonstrate all too well the hopelessness of nuclear war. Reading between the lines the films make it clear that after the bomb is dropped for at least the first two weeks after the attack, you're on your own. You need to be able to fight fires, tend casualties, secure your home, feed yourself and your family and even bury the dead for at least the first two weeks.
Why? The plan was that deaths from the effects of fallout, blast and fire will reach their peak by that time. What would be left of food and fuel stocks would only be distributed to those most likely to survive.
A must-see adventure which brings home very clearly just how close to nuclear warwe came.