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Footage from 1963 of a Fallout Center in the city of Milwaukee set up by the Civil Defense Administration…

Civil Defense

Footage from 1963 of a Fallout Center in the city of Milwaukee set up by the Civil Defense Administration. A man can be seen putting signs up throughout the building. There is an interview with an owner of one of the buildings that has been selected as a shelter location. Footage of supplies that have been stored in the building. An interview covers the plan to get supplies to the assigned shelter locations. Footage of soldiers stocking a truck with supplies. A brief interview discusses the process of the shelter program. Footage of an army truck arriving at a school and delivering shelter supplies. Another brief interview talks about the goal of having more shelter locations in the city of Milwaukee. There is more footage of the army stocking supplies at a shelter. An interview on building orders and an estimate on licensing more shelters. Aerial footage of the city of Milwaukee. Footage of a medical hospital division mobile first unit vehicle. Footage of the headquarters of the Milwaukee Civil Defense Administration. An interviewee talks about the responsibility of civilians to make decisions in case of an emergency and another interviewee talks about his disagreements with the Civil Defense Administration. More footage can be found in reels SR392 and SR393.

Series: Special Assignment
Date: Undated
Film Segment: 1
Film Reel: SR391
Duration: 00:33:00
Soundtrack: Optical
B/W or Color: B/W
Positive/Negative: Positive
Condition: Good
Script: Yes
Citation: Civil Defense, undated, Special Assignment, Milwaukee Journal Stations Records, Milwaukee Mss Collection 203, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives Department.
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