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Handbook for Emergencies Pamphlet
Description: This booklet was created by the Office of Civil Defense as part of their efforts to prepare Americans for a nuclear or other disaster in the years after World War II. In the introduction, the Director of the Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization (Civil Defense) notes that "Accidents, fire, floods and storms take a daily toll of life and property in the United States. Today, there is yet another danger--enemy attack with nuclear weapons. This handbook is a guide to help you prepare your family for disasters--natural and manmade." The handbook begins by focusing on general family preparedness, such as a home shelter, first aid knowledge, and fire prevention. The final four sections focus exclusively on preparing for nuclear war. During the Cold War, many Americans were concerned with their ability to survive a nuclear war. Pamphlets such as this one are one manifestation of that concern. The entire booklet is 24 pages; the front cover and eight pages representing the final four sections are presented here. It measures 5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: Daily Life; Military Ohio; Cold War; Civil defense; Nuclear fallout; Nuclear weapons; Atomic bomb
Places: Washington (District of Columbia)