Emergency Procedures

In our previous post, we mentioned that Miller’s memo was found in a folder of emergency procedures. We didn’t appreciate immediately how fascinating those procedures were. They were put together in 1942 and they describe the types of gas attacks Americans were expecting and preparing for during the Second World War. Sometimes these administrative documents serve as an unexpected snapshot in time.

Air raid plan

Air raid plan

I think the takeaway is to “remember that in an emergency one fair plan carried out is better than two excellent ones not carried out!”

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1 Response to Emergency Procedures

  1. mkoo says:

    Timely on a day of YET another fire alarm. Thanks for the reminder that museums take the cautious longview.

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