Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Air Raid Instructions [ca 1942?]

Thinking about December 7, the date that lives in infamy, reminded us that somewhere in the collection we had some air raid instructions, so we dug around and found them. The Boeing Aircraft Company published these instructions, and while we do not have an exact date, we believe during World War II (September 1939 - September 1945) and it seems likely 1942.

Air Raid Instructions ...

Yellow Alert Signal
[Click on any image for larger view.]

This is the Evacuation Order

If During Shift Change

Keep Calm

What To Do Now

Are you ready?
North Korea Military Parade 2016
(Image from UK Express - Labeled for Noncommercial Reuse)
Closing thought ...
One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.


  1. 75 years ago today. I know that it was an awful war, with so many people killed. Those air raid cards don't seem very useful in today's world, do they? :-(

  2. That parade choreography is amazing! Just saying. If they put that much energy and efficency into other things... well...

    "One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." Plato

    Love that quote.

  3. I had Pearl Harbor on my mind this morning. I wasn't born yet, but I had an older brother in the war. Our family has always been patriotic, but then all families were back then. Something that I hope to see again in my life time. Our nation needs to realize that unity is so important to keeping freedom, and that freedom isn't an entitlement, we have it because of the young men and women that have fought and put their lives on the line for us.
    That is a powerful quote. I don't know about others but that photo makes chills run down my spine.

  4. I certainly hope that we don't ever have to experience the reality of air raids and war on our lands.

  5. This is certainly from a different age. They were worried about different dangers.


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