Ah, I thought I’d bookmarked a couple similar threads. Some further suggestions for those like mogiaw (and m’self) with a morbid fascination for the subject at hand:
Post-apocalyptic novel recommendations?
Recommend some post-apocalypse tales
Fair 'nuff, Muad’Dib.
The film Threads is, basically, the story of a young woman living in, IIRC, Sheffield, who survives a large nuclear exchange between the USSR and the US (which dates the film, but in no way detracts from it, IMO) including direct strikes on the nearby chemical plant and US airbase.
It follows her, in large jumps, through ten years after the apocalypse, showing the breakdown of society in a fairly realistic (and exceedingly grim) manner.
[sub]In all fairness, I agree that long lists of book/movie titles with no discussion at all is pretty counterproductive, in these types o’ threads.[/sub]