DAVE'S COLD WAR CANADA
Dave's recollections of Canada's responses to the threats and dangers of the Cold War
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Site Content Headings (& Sub-Headings) Consolidated List
Cold War-General & Misc.
Cold War Personalities
Links to Mike Braham’s Fact Sheets
What High Schools are Teaching about the Cold War These Days…..
Canadian Civil Alert System (CCAS)
Civil Defence College Arnprior, Ontario
CONELRAD (Control of Electromagnetic Radiation)
DPW Public Protection Programs (Fallout Shelters and Evacuation Plans)
Military Town Plans
National Attack Warning Siren System
National Emergency Agencies
National Exercise Program
Provincial / Territorial Emergency Measures Organisations
The (Canadian) Emergency Broadcasting System
The Canadian Army’s Role in National Survival Operations
The Canadian Federal Warning and Reporting (CFWRS) System
The Civil Radiological Defence (RADEF) System
The Continuity of Government Program as a Component of CD
Department of Health and Welfare’s National Emergency Strategic Stockpile – NESS
Continuity of Government
Hansard 21 Aug 1958 CoG Announced
Principles of the Continuity of Government (CoG) Program
Emergency Government Facilities
Emergency Government Situation Centre (EmGovSitCen)
Nuclear Attack/Warning Crisis Operations in the CEGHQ at CFS CARP
The ICONORAMA in the Federal Warning Centre at the Central Emergeny Government HQ at Canadian Forces Station Carp.
“Diefenbunker” Construction Photos
Documents & References
In Case of a Nuclear War Emergency …BREAK GLASS!
History of Civil Defence / Emergency Preparedness in Canada
Various Fed/Prov Govt Manuals & Pamphlets
Some of the Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum’s Volunteers Over the Past Two and a Half Decades.
Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum
“Diefenbunker” Guides – Aide-Memoire(1999)
DRAFT Script “The Cold War” – A Short Video Intro to a tour of the Diefenbunker
History of the Founding and Early Development of the Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum
Past and Continuing Exhibits & Functional Re-Creations at the “Bunker”
Photos of the Construction of the E.A.S.E. Facility, (the Central Emergency Government HQ – The “Diefenbunker”) in Carp, Ontario 1959 – 61
Overview of EASE Facility Construction (Lower Levels). Bank of Canada Vault in Right Upper Background.
Clockwise – Corner Reinforcing of Base Slab; Excavation of Original Gravel Pit; Base of Bank of Canada Vault; Nest of Reinforcing Steel Bars.
Construction of Special High Strength Shear Heads… There are 36 of these which are designed to spread the blast loads over a greater area and thus prevent the columns from punching through the 5 foot thick top and bottom slabs under the huge over pressures involved …greater than 100psi.
Construction of the Air Intake Ventilation Shaft System
More Reinforcing! (Hardly much room for the concrete) And techs checking to see that it is all grounded.
Clockwise – Building the entrance tunnel; Lowering the blast doors into position; Installing the shock cradle mounts for the emergency generators.
Clockwise – Positioning one of the column cores; Ready for the next pour of concrete; Forming the ‘Garage Shelter reinforcing steel; Installing the emergency radios.
More on reinforcing steel placement and waterproofing the roof slab prior to back-filling the structure.
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