1956 ... Operation Alert

  • James Vaughan PRO 5y

    ... 'Operation Alert:1956' was a nationwide Civil Defense drill. During the exercise President Eisenhower and other members of the government were evacuated from Washington DC to a remote tent city.

    Here we see the President practicing a simulated television address to the nation.

    ... here's more info from our radioactive friends at 'Conelrad'
  • Ray 5y

    I wonder what the reasoning behind this was as they had an extensive underground bunker for him under the Greenbrier Hotel.
  • James Vaughan PRO 5y

    ... I don't think it was ready yet.
  • Hello Chicago 5y

    The paint wasn't dry.
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Taken on September 22, 2010
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