• Short Summary

    Construction of nuclear fallout shelters for families in Kent.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Want a fallout shelter?"

    Deal, Kent.

    Various shots of construction site where nuclear bomb fallout shelters are being built, a sign in the background reads: "Family Survival Unit". C/U designer Eric Greenhalgh and director of construction company Mr. Burnett looking at blueprints for shelter. M/S man passing bedding down hatch to underground shelter. C/U boy looking down hatch.

    Interior. M/S man fitting beds inside shelter. M/S man showing boy around shelter. C/U man looking at toilet in shelter. C/U man turning lever to close the hatch.

    Exterior. C/U of closed hatches.

    According to narrator a family can buy a shelter for £500.

    NB: for search purposes fall-out.

    Note: fallout shelter manufacturers' booklet on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1711.41
    Media URN:
    53188
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:22:00 / 01:58:20:00
    Canister:
    62/19

Comments (1)

  1. Taffysgirl says

    For years I have remembered something about an underground shelter in Deal Kent when I was I child. I remember looking down it and wondering what a nuclear bomb was.
    Thank you for allowing these clips to be shown it proves I really did see this and could point out the exact spot where it was.
    Taffysgirl

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