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I am looking for a booklet that was distributed by the Irish Government maybe around 1969 - 1970.

The booklet went to each household in the land and was a what to do in the event of Nuclear Fallout advice effort.


I know its not astronomy but it is history. So does anyone have one ? I am writing something and it would be useful.

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Nuclear Booklet

I'll dig around, I've seen the booklet but cant remember where.

In the meantime... :-)


Protect And Survive

(John Clifden)
Well the government's made a document
To help prevent embarrassment
And in the event of an accident
Catching us with our trousers down
It's no use to you when you're dead
Nor even when alive
And the name of this peace of paper is
Protect and survive

So when the nuke's come raining down
It's great to be alive, well
World War Three can be such fun
If you protect and survive
Protect and survive

Well a nuclear strike can be recognised
It would stand out in a crowd
There's a flash, then a bang, then a blast of heat
Then a bloody great mushroom cloud
So if you happen to see one at the end of your street
Would you please pick up the telephone
And inform your local police

So when the nuke's come raining down
It's great to be alive, well
World War Three can be such fun
If you protect and survive
Protect and survive

Put sticky tape on your windows
Block your ears and close your eyes
But it won't make a blind bit of difference
You won't have to watch yourself fry
If you find yourself in the target zone
And you haven't got a shelter
Take a spade into the garden
And dig like merry hell, sir

So when the nuke's come raining down
It's great to be alive, well
World War Three can be such fun
If you protect and survive
Protect and survive

They've got strategic ICBM's
Both theatre and tactical
With independently targeted
Multiple reentry vehicle's
Backfire bombers, Polaris sub's, cruise missiles
And the boy's who hang around the Pentagon
Can't wait to use these toys

So when the nuke's come raining down
It's great to be alive, well
World War Three can be such fun
If you protect and survive
Protect and survive

When Armageddon gets underway
And the rockets come pouring down
All the bloody politicians who started it
Will scuttle off underground
And when they finally reemerge
With no life to be found
They can administrate the rubble
And they can order each other a round

So when the nuke's come raining down
It's great to be alive, well
World War Three can be such fun
If you protect and survive
Protect and survive

For they give us a four-minute warning
When the rockets are on their way
To give us time to panic and Christians time to pray
So when you hear the siren's going
Place your head between your thighs
Whilst maintaining this posture
You can make a final gesture
And with a little muscular pressure
You can kiss your arse goodbye

So when the nuke's come raining down
It's great to be alive, well
World War Three can be such fun
If you protect and survive
Protect and survive
Protect and survive
Protect and...
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Nuclear Booklet

did anyone take those iodine tablets. :lol:
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Nuclear Booklet

did anyone take those iodine tablets. :lol:


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Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: Nuclear Booklet

Deirdre,

I've a copy of the one issued in March 2002 from the Department of Public Enterprise. I guess you'd probably have to contact a public library to get the one your looking for.
The 2002 one should be available on the DPE website htp://www.dpe.ie , or if you can't find it there let me know your e-mail address and I can send you the PDF.

As for the iodine tablets - yeah there still there at the back of the medicine cabinet.
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Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: Nuclear Booklet

Hey!
I've just looked at the 2002 edition of that booklet, and on page three there's a photo of a girl peering through a 60mm refractor at the sky in broad daylight. - no kidding.
What's she looking for? Scud missiles ?
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Replied by stepryan on topic Re: Nuclear Booklet

Hey!
I've just looked at the 2002 edition of that booklet, and on page three there's a photo of a girl peering through a 60mm refractor at the sky in broad daylight. - no kidding.
What's she looking for? Scud missiles ?


no i think it should be spud misssles ;).
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I was unaware of the updated booklets, I am still interested in the old ones from 1970 or so.

I think it was based around the psychology of panic.
The illustrations I remember, were great for stirring up fear and terror.

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I think it was based around the psychology of panic.
The illustrations I remember, were great for stirring up fear and terror.

Deirdre Kelleghan


Not going over to the dark side on us I hope. Or have you spotted an NEO headed for us?
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No NEO's headed this way as far as I know but John Flannery is headed for Dublin tonight, for his March talk.

"Worlds that Never Were" (Curious Episodes in the History of Astronomy)

Hope you are heading in also. ELY HOUSE, 8 ELY PLACE, DUBLIN 2. 8PM

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Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: Nuclear Booklet

I'll be there, wouldn't miss it.
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