The Blast toppled the Parliament Buildings…

Posted: November 13, 2012 in Cold War Books, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Events, Publications, Research

Give Me Shelter Book CoverThe blast toppled the Parliament Buildings; downtown was levelled; fires threatened most remaining homes and offices; underground waterpipes were ruptured; bridges to Hull were crippled.

As sunset approached, dazed survivors crowded into Lansdowne Park seeking food and water. Casualties were horrific: 25,000 people were dead, 50,000 were injured and 105,000 were homeless…

“How’s that for the beginning of a book? Not a science fiction novel, but a serious, sobering look at Canada’s ineffective plans during the Cold War to deal with a nuclear holocaust.” By Paul Gessell, The Ottawa Citizen

Join us for the book launch of Give Me Shelter: The Failure of Canada’s Cold War Civil Defence by Andrew Burtch.

Date: Thursday November 15
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, 3911 Carp Road, Carp ON, K0A 1L0
Cost: Free

For complete event details please visit our website:

Discussions by author will follow.
Books will be available for purchase on site.
Light fare and refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to  or call 613-839-0007 x274


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