The liaison between the telephone system and civilian defense units at times of air raids in the United States.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:5 min 32 sec Sound:Yes
The air raid warning systems in the United States. An air drill in Newton, Massachusetts. A building set on fire by bombardment. A warden reports the bomb damage to the information center. A sign reads: 'Report Center (Telephone Room)'. Men and women work inside the room. A woman talks on the telephone and she notes down the information about the location, time, date and other essential things on a paper. Chief warden and other officials seated in the report center. The report about the bombardment is given to them. The location of damage is planted on a map. They take quick actions. Fire equipment and medical aid is dispatched to the scene. A sign reads: 'District Warning Center'. Public utility representatives stand by to take charge of the repair of water mains, electrical and telephone equipment. A map locates various areas.
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