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Communications in Civil Defense

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Seymour Siegel, Director of Civil Defense communications for New York City, talks about communication in civil defense. Two report centers are in operation.


Discussion of the new show "Plan for Survival." Importance of the Boy Scouts to civil defense: patriotism and exploring.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71813
Municipal archives id: LT1806

Hosted by:

Arthur W. Wallander

Contributors:

Seymour N. Siegel

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About Report on Civil Defense

From public welfare to firefighting to water safety, this program updates the public about disaster preparedness.

From 1950 to 1952, Arthur J. Wallander, Civil Defense Director for New York City, interviewed the heads of city departments about the steps their departments had taken to meet the needs of the city's civil defense system.

These programs provide an interesting vantage point on beliefs and fears about what many assumed were imminent attacks.  While providing exhaustive details about the municipal systems, they also ask the implicit question, what is your plan in the case of nuclear attack? 

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