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Adequate Shelters and Quick Reaction to Warning: A Key to Civil Defense

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Science  08 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3593, pp. 665-667
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3593.665

Abstract

Case histories collected by investigators in Japan during 1945 illustrate both the effectiveness of shelters and the dangers inherent in apathy of the population, which suffered needless casualties by ignoring air raid warnintgs. Adequate shelters and immediate response to warnings are essential to survival in nuclear attack.