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    • Air Raid Instructions

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    • Text provides a notice to the public about new air raid warning signals, effective February 17, 1943. Printed at bottom: "Durham County Civilian Defense Council Durham, North Carolina Christian Printing Co., Durham, N.C."
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    • America Calling

    • 1941
    • Text poster with Civilian Defense insignia.Text encourages readers to consult their nearest Defense Council and join Civilian Defense. Printed at bottom: "Division of Information, Office for Emergency Management U.S. Government Printing Office:...
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    • Chemical Warfare Agents

    • 1943
    • Contains a Civil Defense Reference and Training Chart for chemical agents. The name of the agent, its class, CWS symbol, nickname, method of dissemination, persistency, odor, released form, and physiological effect are all included on the chart....
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    • Civilian Defense

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    • Text only poster. Handwritten on reverse: "Lenoir County 1944"
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    • Civilian Defense--Air Raid Warden Lives Here

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    • Text only poster with the air raid warden insignia (a blue circle with a red and white striped triangle inside). Text provides blank space for the zone number, section number, and warden to be written.
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    • Civilian Protection Organization for Raleigh, N.C.

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    • Contains a chart describing the various administrative groups and their specific duties, training requirements, preferred physique and character, uniform, and equipment. An illustration of each group's insignias is also included. Note: copies 3-4...
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    • Emergency Medical Field Unit

    • 1941
    • Contains a chart depicting the links between emergency medical field personnel. At the top is the unit leader, then two squads. Each squad has two teams. Space is provided to fill in the names of the doctors and nurses, as well as the name of the...
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    • For Service in Civilian Defense

    • 1943
    • Depicts six illustrations of civil defense insignias with indication of number of hours of service. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-5377688 OCD Publication 7021"
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    • General Layout, Civil Air Raid Warning Service

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    • Contains a chart depicting the links between various air raid personnel within North Carolina. It begins with the 1,100 civil air raid warning observation posts and goes down through the filter centers, the district air raid wardens, chief...
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    • How to Fight Fire Bombs

    • 1942
    • Provides instructions on how to put out a firebomb. Six illustrations are used to depict the various methods of attacking a firebomb, including with a hose, fire extinguisher, and sand. Text is used to provide more detailed instructions. Text also...
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    • New Air Raid Warning System

    • 1943
    • Describes types of warning signals, their meaning, and appropriate actions to take for each one. Printed at bottom: "Effective 12:01 A.M., February 17, 1943 Approved by the U.S. Office of Civilian Defense, The Eastern Defense Command, and the First...
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    • Official Civilian Defense Insignia

    • 1942
    • Depicts twenty-six Civilian Defense and Citizens Defense Corps insignia. Printed at bottom: "Designs patented by U.S. Office of Civilian Defense. Reproduction governed by OCD Regulation No. 2 U.S. Government Printing Office: 1942-O-484125"
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    • Operation of Emergency Medical Services

    • 1942
    • Diagram with instructions outlining the eight steps that should be taken if a bomb were dropped. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1942-O-452196"
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    • Raleigh's Citizen's Defense Corps

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    • This item contains various components, including a two page description of the operation of the Raleigh Citizen's Defense Corps, which is labeled as "a." It also includes a poster entitled, "Services Needed." This poster, labeled "b," is a chart...
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    • The Block Plan for Civilian War Services

    • 1942
    • Contains an organizational chart depicting the links between Civilian War Services members. It includes the executive committee, the chief, zone leaders, sector leaders, and block leaders. Illustrations are used to depict the number of people and...
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    • Typical Kilo Magnesium (Electron) Incendiary Bomb

    • 1942
    • Depicts the exterior of an incendiary bomb on the left. On the right is a diagram of the inside of an incendiary bomb. Various parts are labeled. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1942 O-425148"
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    • Wars Against Fires of War

    • 1943
    • Depicts two fire guard volunteers extinguishing a fire from the inside of a building. Planes are visible through the window. Text encourages men to fight fires with the fire guard by joining at the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office. "OCD...
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    • What to do in an air raid

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    • Illustrations and text describing how to react during an air raid. Printed at bottom: "16-23126-1 U.S. Office of Civilian Defense, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Director. Washington, D.C." Handwritten at top: "580 copies 18 lbs"
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    • Your Civil Defense Uniform

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    • Double-sided advertisement for civil defense uniforms and accessories, such as helmets, masks, whistles, and pennants. Includes price lists and blank order forms. Illustrations of some of the pieces are included. Various Civil Defense insignia are...
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