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Wednesday
Nov142007

How to Deal with an Incendiary Bomb

From the NYPL Digital Library, a set of cigarette cards on how to deal with an World War 2 incendiary bomb, in your living room, while wearing high-heel shoes:

It is interesting to contrast the practical attitude shown by these cards with that shown by government advice in the current terrorism scares.

Reader Comments (4)

It would also help if you moved to a better neighborhood.
November 14 | Unregistered CommenterAydin
These incendiary bombs were courtesy of the Luftwaffe, not just local hooligans.
November 14 | Unregistered CommenterTristram
Of course! I hadn't seen World War II in the 1st sentence.
November 15 | Unregistered CommenterAydin
That's because I added it after reading your comment!
November 16 | Unregistered CommenterTristram

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