A very British apocalypse, part II

(See also part I.)

It turns out there was a prequel to Protect and Survive. Much to my joy, they’re available on YouTube (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7), and they’re even creepier than Protect and Survive was.

Also in related British apocalypse news:

  • BBC Radio 4 did a truly excellent program back in December about Britain’s nuclear deterrent and the mechanisms of command and control. You can’t listen to the program on their Web site anymore, and I can’t seem to find any of their supporting documents, but some kind soul has preserved the MP3 of the program off-site; I can’t recommend it highly enough.
  • This guy’s YouTube channel is a fantastic collection of British cold war films, and includes all of Protect and Survive, the Civil Defence Information Bulletins referenced above, and a few other things, including this semi-satirical look at PIFs featuring none other than Jeremy Clarkson (and a very bad laugh track).

Some days I truly love the Internet.