I know not with what weapons world war III will be fought, but world war IV will be fought with sticks and stones
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George Georgiou,a psychiatric hospital in serbia, 1999


Today in history: February 2, 1943 – The Soviet Union wins what becomes the decisive battle against the Nazis in World War 2 at Stalingrad. 
The nearly 6 month long battle was fought in constant close-quarters building-by-building combat from Summer 1942 until February 2, 1943. It was one of the bloodiest battles in history, costing the lives of an estimated half a million Soviet soldiers to defend the city, with over 600,000 more people injured. After defeating the Nazis and their allies at Stalingrad, the USSR pushed them back across Eastern Europe, never losing the momentum until the Nazis were totally defeated. To get a sense of the scale of sacrifice at Stalingrad: There were around 4,414 British and US lives lost in the D-Day landings – the USSR lost nearly this many people every single day during the 164 days of the battle on the Volga. 
(image: Soviet soldier waving the red flag over the central plaza of Stalingrad in 1943)
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)

Civil Defense Santa

WWI Air Raid Warden Civil Defense helmet, from the collection of the Chemung Valley History Museum

Sourced from the 1965 civil defense film Radioactive Fallout and Shelter.

gov’t perks by ~BostonBill~ on Flickr.


If an A-Bomb Falls (1951)

Distributed by the State of Delaware’s Department of Civil Defense, If an A-Bomb Falls is a Cold War-era comic book outlining safety procedures to prepare for and respond to a nuclear attack.



Soviet made AK47 instructions guide 

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