The most complete and useful handbook yet put out for Americans on blackouts, fire protection, air-raid shelters, camouflage, etc., is the January issue of ARCHITECTURAL FORUM. Junking most of the issue it had planned, ARCHITECTURAL FORUM turned to and produced, a Civilian Defense Reference Number that draws liberally on the bitter experience of Great Britain, finger-points many a British mistake and lesson, stacks up well with the latest practice there. Some points on two subjects:

Blackout. Most Britons, after more than two years of the physical and mental wear & tear of blackout, would tell the U.S.: "Leave on the lights...

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