Nuns Wearing Field Boots

White, William L.
January 1942
New Republic;1/19/42, Vol. 106 Issue 3, p76
Focuses on the unnecessary fear created by the civil defense in the U.S. states in response to air raids by German planes during the World War II. Treatment received by Chinese cook due to suspicion of being Japanese; Role of the authorities during the first week of the World War II; Appraisal of the Great Britain government for discouraging hysteria in the face of slight danger as it realizes that every disturbance of routine means priceless man-hours of work lost to the war effort; Triviality of the Air-raid rehearsals staged in New York staged to test the audibility of a couple of giant sirens; Concern shown over the unnecessary panic created by the civil defense; Effect of the war related activities on mental health of children.


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