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Exercise Exodus

'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority took place on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height.It was designed as practice for how to evacuate the city of Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, in the event of a catastrophic incident and involved volunteers, as well as civil defence and emergency personnel, being 'evacuated' via a bus convoy and across the River Humber on the old ferries.
Preparing the convoy for Exercise Exodus in Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (38)
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Officials prepare for the civil defence exercise in Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (1)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Volunteers wait to board the convoy for Exercise Exodus in Hull 28 May 1961(archive ref CD-103) (40)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Civil defence officer on the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (19)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Volunteers board a bus in Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (7)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

The bus convoy for the simulated evacuation from Hull 28 May 1961 archive ref CD-103) (39)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

The Exercise Exodus convoy leaves Hull 28 May 1961 archive ref CD-103) (4)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

A 'casualty' being loaded onto the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (22)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

A simulated casualty during Exercise Exodus 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (12)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

A vehicle driving off the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (14)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Boarding the Humber ferry at Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (8)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Volunteers queue for the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (8)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Civil defence officer during Exercise Exodus, Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (25)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Civil defence officials on the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (20)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Civil defence personnel assembled on the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (29)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Civil defence personnel in formation on board the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (35)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Civil defence personnel leave Hull on the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (31)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Civil defence personnel on motorcycles on board the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (37)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Co-ordinating Exercise Exodus from HQ, Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (3)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Disembarking from theHumber ferry, Exercise Exodus, Hull 28 May 1961(archive ref CD-103) (23)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Distributing food during Exercise Exodus, Hull 28 May 1961(archive ref CD-103) (27)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Emergency services personnel at the Humber ferry dock 28 May 1961(archive ref CD-103) (28)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Marshalling the volunteers for Exercise Exodus, Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (33)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Officials discuss Exercise Exodus on board the Humber ferry 28 May 1961(archive ref CD-103) (32)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Officials discuss plans for Exercise Exodus, Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (2)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

On board the Humber ferry during 'Exercise Exodus', Hull 28 May 1961 archive ref CD-103) (17)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Preparing the convoy for Exercise Exodus in Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (38)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Queuing for a meal during Exercise Exodus, Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (26)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

The convoy begins the evacuation exercise from Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (5)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Two ladies helping to co-ordinate Exercise Exodus, Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (24)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Volunteers board the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (30)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Volunteers on the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (11)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Waiting to board the Humber ferry at Hull 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (34)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more

Emergency personnel disembark from the Humber ferry 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (16)

This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. . .It was designed as practice f... more