• Short Summary

    IN THE WEST GERMAN CITY OF BREMEN THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES HAVE CONVERTED AN OLD WORLD WAR II BUNKER INTO AN ATOMIC FALLOUT SHELTER THAT CAN PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR 300 PEOPLE.

  • Description

    IN THE WEST GERMAN CITY OF BREMEN THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES HAVE CONVERTED AN OLD WORLD WAR II BUNKER INTO AN ATOMIC FALLOUT SHELTER THAT CAN PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR 300 PEOPLE.IT IS THE FIRST PUBLIC ATOMIC SHELTER TO BE COMPLETED IN WEST GERMANY.STARTING ON JAN 10, PARTIES OF SCHOOLCHILDREN WERE SHOWN ROUND THE CONVERTED BUNKER SO THEY WILL HAVE SOME IDEA OF LIVING CONDITION DURING AN ATOMIC WAR.

    SUPPLIES TO LAST FOUR-WEEKS HAVE BEEN STORED READY FOR USE.THE WATER IS DRAWN FROM AN UNDERGROUND WELL.IN THE EVENT OF THE AUTOMATIC PUMP SYSTEM FAILING THE PUMPS CAN BE OPERATED BY HAND.DURING A NUCLEAR WAR THE SHELTER WOULD BE CUT OFF FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD SO THERE ARE LARGE SUPPLIES OF FUEL.

    PLANS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SHELTERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN DRAWN UP BY THE FEDERAL OFFICE FOR CIVIL DEFENCE.ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY OLD BUNKERS SCATTERED ABOUT THE COUNTRY THE OFFICIALS HAVE DISCOVERED THAT IT COSTS LESS TO BUILD NEW SHELTERS.

    PUBLIC ATTENTION IN WEST GERMANY FOCUSED ON FALLOUT SHELTERS AND CIVIL DEFENCE ON JAN 9, WHEN A MUNICH MAGAZINE PUBLISHED A TWO-PAGE PICTURE OF WHAT THEY CLAIMED TO BE A SECRET UNDERGROUND SHELTER OUTSIDE BONN FOR THE USE OF DR ADENAUER AND HIS CABINET.THE MAGAZINES WERE NOT LONG ON THE BOOKSTALLS WHEN THE POLICE MADE A NATION-WIDE CENSORSHIP TOUR AND REMOVED THE PHOTOGRAPH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA8FZ9V2KYEMNWGAQGBDLZHE8Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAA8FZ9V2KYEMNWGAQGBDLZHE8Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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