Incendiary Bomb Control. CIVILIAN DEFENSE WORLD WAR II.

Incendiary Bomb Control

Portland, OR: Portland Fire Bureau and Civilian Defense Council, 1942.

Small broadside, 6 x 9.5 inches, with old folding creases, light handling wear.

Very good. World War II civilian defense leaflet educating citizens on "the equipment needed to handle an incendiary bomb if an aerial incendiary attack should be made upon Portland." Apparently, a garden hose or bucket of sand was all that was needed, and the authorities trusted the public to take care of things, ordering:"DON'T call the Fire Department unless the fire from the bomb gets out of your control" and "DON'T fear incendiary bombs. They CAN BE CONTROLLED without danger to yourself" (if you just follow these instructions).

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