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"Excruciating pain!": When the BBC Offended the Civil Defence Corps

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  • Sweden - Part 5

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  • Sweden - Part 4

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    The second half of Sweden's 1961 civil defence booklet, covering evacuation, letters home, luggage, baths and plastic sheeting.Join me on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/atomichoboGet a copy of my book, Attack Warning Red, here: https://linktr.ee/attackwarningredIntroductory music: "No More Forevers" by IX. By kind permission of IX.Other music: "Martian Cowboy" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • Sweden - Part 3

    58:29
    The 1961 version of the Swedish civil defence booklet has been translated for me by two kind listeners. Let's explore it, comparing it to the British booklet of the same era.You can find the Swedish booklet, plus its Second World War version and the later 1950s edition, at my Patreon page. Join me here at www.patreon.com/atomichobo where you will also get access to posts, archives, and bonus podcast episodes.Introductory music: "No More Forevers" by IX. By kind permission of IX.Additional music: "Martian Cowboy" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • Sweden - Part 2

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