• Brighton Shelter Hall update June 2017
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    Brighton Shelter Hall update June 2017

    A milestone has been reached in Brighton and Hove City Council’s ambitious plans… …to preserve the city’s historic seafront and to prevent the coast road here from… …eventually collapsing. Engineers working on the prom have now finished a… …massively complex operation to reinforce the ground and the buildings here. That clears the way for the next phase of the scheme and a key purpose of the… …operation – to start actually rebuilding the Victorian Shelter Hall. The aim is to… …create modern business premises which can earn money for future upkeep. There’ll also be new public toilets. But it’s been no easy task and more… …complex than could have been…

  • History Brief: Family Fallout Shelters
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    History Brief: Family Fallout Shelters

    Many communities were building large public fallout shelters intended for thousands of people. But what if a public shelter wasn’t nearby or became overcrowded? Were there any steps individual families could take to protect themselves from nuclear fallout? Throughout the 1950s and ‘60s, many families constructed personal fallout shelters in their backyards. Companies marketed several different “family models” for homeowners hoping to protect their families. These ranged from a $13.50 “foxhole kit” all the way up to the $5,000 “deluxe model” which featured beds, a phone, toilet, and a Geiger counter for detecting radiation levels. Many families constructed their shelters in the middle of the night in an effort to…

  • The Great Big Moose | Camp Song | Scratch Garden
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    The Great Big Moose | Camp Song | Scratch Garden

    There was a great big moose (repeat) He liked to drink a lot of juice (repeat) There was a great big moose (repeat) He liked to drink a lot of juice (repeat) Singin’ oh way oh (repeat) Way oh way oh way oh way oh (repeat) Way oh way oh (repeat) Way oh way oh way oh way oh (repeat) The moose’s name was Fred (repeat) He liked to drink his juice in bed (repeat) The moose’s name was Fred (repeat) He liked to drink his juice in bed (repeat) Singin’ oh way oh (repeat) Way oh way oh way oh way oh (repeat) Way oh way oh (repeat) Way…

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    World War II: Prisoners of War – Full Documentary

    (orchestral music) – [Narrator] During the final days of the Second World War, Allied forces liberated many prisoner of war camps such as this. It is estimated that during the course of the war, as many as 35 million people from all nations spent time in enemy hands. Germany alone had imprisoned more than 15 million men and women by the fall of Berlin. Those that survived were now free to go home. But the future for German servicemen was very different. While their cities lay in ruins, vast armies were now incarcerated. For them, life as a prisoner of war had just begun. (somber music) During the First World…

  • GAO: Poor Conditions at Military Depots
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    GAO: Poor Conditions at Military Depots

    [ Background Music ] About 80,000 people work at 21 Department of Defense industrial depots all over the United States preparing ships, aircraft, and ground vehicles. Many of these facilities were originally designed and built during World War 1 and World War 2. As a result, many facilities are not up to modern standards or large enough for efficient work. And more than half of all the depots rely on facilities that are on average in poor condition. For example, in one hangar, maintainers can only work on a single FA-18 Super Hornet at a time because the facility was never designed to handle the power requirements of modern aircraft.…

  • London Underground as AIR RAID Shelters During the BLITZ in Wartime London.
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    London Underground as AIR RAID Shelters During the BLITZ in Wartime London.

    The London Tube. London Tube Stations as Air Raid Shelters WWII. The Tube as Air Raid Shelters. At the beginning of the warthe official policy had rejected the idea of using the London Undergound (tube) system as a shelter. As well as fearing the development of a ‘deep shelter mentally’ they felt the railways should be kept clear for troop movements. but the citizens of London merely bought a platform ticket and began to camp out on the platforms. Though the tube was dry and insulated from the noise of bombing its safety was sometimes illusary. A high explosive bomb could penetrate 50 feet (over 15m) through solid ground. On…

  • Our Story | Shelter Solutions of Arkansas
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    Our Story | Shelter Solutions of Arkansas

    I’m Brandon Shaw and I own Shelter Solutions of Arkansas and we sell, manufacture, and install storm shelters, safe roads, and I guess that’s about it. When my wife and I were looking for storm shelters in 2012 it was kind of difficult finding somebody to do it. There’s nobody that wanted to come out talk to us or taking measurements. They would just say, “alright put down your five hundred dollar deposit and we’ll get to you in four to six weeks”. I started in 2013 after we got out of the army and it’s something that you know I was interested in doing and working with equipment so…