ARMY & NAVY: For Defense

"The War Department has received, during the evening, dispatches from all corps area headquarters describing the results of the defense test. These reports show that more than 16,792,781 person have particpated, and that there have been 6,535 demonstrations."

If 16,792,781 persons did not take part in Defense Day exercises (one person in every seven), at any rate a large number had a hand. The official bulletin compiled from the reports of corps area commanders may have contained some pardonable exaggerations.

But the idea was simpleā€”to...

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