American civilians prepare for an Air Raid drill in Arkansas, United States. Board on the door reads 'Homer M Adkins Governor'. The Governor in his speech talks about the war situation and possibility of Japanese air attack. Governor Adkins gives a message to cooperate with the government and help out during the war situation. He states that the city must be ready for any kind of emergency.
A film 'Civilian Defense' shows Directors of the State Defense Council at a meeting in Arkansas, United States. One of the members of the State Defense Council takes the roll call of the officials present. The head of the board meeting talks about the war situation. Officials from various departments give a brief description of the tasks done by them. An official points at a map on board and talks about the tasks to be performed in those areas.
American civilians prepare for an air raid drill in Arkansas, United States. Minutemen of Vision Defense look through binoculars. Couples dance at the Heights High USO (United Service Organizations) Benefit Dance. A fleet of aircraft in flight. Officers trained by United States Army look through binoculars, identify the aircraft in flight and send messages to radio operators. Members mark and place symbols on a large map at the Information Center. The Interceptor Commander watches the map symbols on screen.
American civilians prepare for an air raid drill in Arkansas, United States. The radio stations ordered to go off line. A woman sings at a radio station. Message through the radios given to the civilians not to use the telephones. The Commander at the Information Center orders all aircraft to be grounded. Artillery fired at enemy aircraft. Women marking on a large map at the Information Center. Civilian Airways officer takes information on the phone. A woman places symbols on the map. Animated map of United States with the Information Centers. Vehicles drive past a police station. Men pass the message from the District Control Center. Mills and, hospitals are requested for a blackout. Doctors perform an operation in the hospital. The entire organization on alert after information reaches all the departments. Blackout in the city on the sound of an alarm.
American civilians prepare for an air raid drill in Arkansas, United States. Duties of grocery store owner Sam Rankin, also includes that of the Air Raid Warden. Sam Rankin speaks with a couple on the street. Sam demonstrates how to tie a sling on a broken arm to a family in the city. The Air Raid Warden undergoes training from the fire department. Certificate given to Sam Rankin by the United States Government.
An air raid drill in Arkansas, United States. American troops march led by a band. Soldiers in the battlefield. An aircraft bombs on ground targets. Smoke and explosion due to bombing. The war damaged buildings.