February 8, 1942

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Civilian Defense preparations; Formation of NYC guard patrol. Final C.D. announcement repeated in Italian, German.

Announcements: Police Commissioner Valentine's Messenger Corps in the Air Raid Warden service. Boys are asked to volunteer, with parents' permission. Formation of city guard, list of duties. Planned protection by police department. Blackout of traffic lights. Citizens Defense Volunteer Committee. Lessons learned from bombing in England regarding the citizens' needs in an air attack. City's specific plans. A letter from an Armenian immigrant offering $25 to help with the defense effort. On war time tomorrow morning; set clocks one hour ahead. Scholarships for Central and South American students sponsored by NYC. Updates on his position as US Director of Civilian Defense, which ends next week. Registration of Italian, German, and Japanese aliens with US Department of Justice. Announcement in Italian and German.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70969
Municipal archives id: LT3972