Duck and Cover
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Duck and Cover is a civil defense film from 1951 that was shown to elementary school students well into the late 1960s and maybe later. It stars "Bert the Turtle", who knows to duck inside his shell as soon as a monkey threatens him with a firecracker.
According to the film, hitting the dirt and covering yourself with a newspaper in case of a nuclear attack will protect you just as much as a turtle shell protects against a firecracker.
Of all the civil defense films made in the 1940s-1960s, this is probably the best known because it was so widely shown to schoolkids and because it is incredibly stupid.
For those interested, there is a complete website devoted to the civil defense mania of the 1950s.
 See also
- Duck and Cover on YouTube
- The complete story of the film and controversy
- How "Duck and Cover" Saves Lives, by T.J. Nelson - a contrary view.