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When 'Duck & Cover' Isn't Enough - Harold Tifft's 'Portable Shield'

Incredibly strange, but oddly sensible, Cold War shelter invention: Patent images for Harold C. Tifft’s ‘Portable Shield’ originally filed on 17 April 1956.

The bottom image shows two possible positions for the wearer: face first flush against the wall, or face first flush against the ground (or floor). 299 more words

1950s

Prague bunker is a seldom seen piece of history

Note: This post was originally posted on February 14, 2016.

It’s St. Valentine’s day, and while I think he was a great guy (most saints are) I don’t really think a holiday made up by a greetings card company is something worth celebrating. 1,796 more words

Prague

A Generation Betwixt And Between

I’m currently at work on a book set during the Second World War at it’s bought home to me just how tangible that was when I was a child. 642 more words

#1 hotel...Ha Noi, Viet Nam--

POW!  Here it is, our vote for the number one hotel in Ha Noi goes to the Hotel Metropole. . .this place ABSOLUTELY ROCKS!  The staff are wonderful, the building is historic and magnificent–Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham, Joan Baez, Mick Jagger, etc. 156 more words

Southeast Asia

#1 bomb shelter...Metropole Hotel, Ha Noi--

BOOM!–literally.  When the bombs were going BOOM on Ha Noi lots of guests of the Metropole Hotel were whisked down into the bomb shelter that the hotel constructed as the American War raged on throughout the 1960s and 1970s. 193 more words

Southeast Asia

Passive Steve

Stille og Rolig (it means chill). That is pretty much the epitome of Esbjerg right now, which, if you’re a missionary, is nice to a point, but you just want the work to get rolling again. 983 more words

A Major Selling Point

My family moved into a new house in Boise, Idaho in 1962. One of the major selling points was the fact the place had a functional bomb shelter where we could survive the Cuban missile crisis, just in case something went wrong.

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