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If There Were A Nuclear Attack In The 1970s, This Is What Would Have Been Broadcast

You might say that the 1960s were when Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union reached their peak, but that doesn’t mean that the 1970s were any picnic. The people of both nations lived under the constant threat of all-out nuclear war.

To prepare for this possibility in the U.S., radio stations in different cities were instructed to create official attack warnings. These recordings were to be broadcast to the population in the event of a nuclear strike on American soil. While these messages are ominous, they still have a friendly flavor to them since they were recorded by radio hosts.

In the video below you can hear the attack warning message recorded by Jim O’Brien for Philadelphia’s WFIL in the early 1970s…

It really makes you think about how many announcements they have these days…there’s gotta be at least one for a zombie apocalypse, right?

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This Animal-Loving War Vet Had Never Been To A Zoo, So They Gave Him A Special Gift

For Jim, a 92-year-old war hero who was wounded in battle three times, caring for animals is the most rewarding career of all. After starting the Saint John Ambulance Therapy Dog Movement 50 years ago in Ontario, Canada, he never stopped dedicating his time to animals in need. But in all that time, he never got to visit a zoo.

The staff at one Ontario zoo decided to make that dream come true one day by inviting Jim in for an afternoon of fun.

How cute was he with that lion cub? It doesn’t get better than that, folks. War vets devote their lives to serving others, so it’s important that we always give back.

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He Was Bagged And Tagged, But Then This Soldier Was Brought Back From The Dead

During the Vietnam War, John Colone was shot four times.

Believed to be dead by members of his own unit, he was quickly delivered to the morgue where he was to be processed. But when an officer from the aid station took a closer look, he made an earth-shattering discovery. By rubbing a pen along Colone’s foot as he did with every other soldier who was pronounced dead, he was made painfully aware of the fact that a live man was zipped up in a body bag.

I can’t even begin to imagine how John Colone (or the man who realized he wasn’t dead) felt in that moment. Being in a war zone has to be so chaotic, so mistakes happen. This man is just lucky that he escaped with his life.

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