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Civil Defense newspapers, 1958

Civil Defense newspapers, 1958

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Maine Historical Society

Maine Civil Defense Director Col. Walter Kennett, left, and Louis Berry, deputy U.S. Civil Defense director, stand in front of a board of newspapers that printed a two-page special on Civil Defense in Maine in 1958.

The articles covered all aspects of potential danger to Maine residents and ways they could be prepared in case of attack or natural disasters.

The headlines on the special section read "Five Maine Communities Devastated by Enemy Bombs" and "5 A-Bombs Rain Death on State."

The stories were intended to warn people about what could happen and what steps they could take.

Other headlines suggested, "You Can Survive" and "How to Cleanse Fresh Foods of Fallout."