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Civil Defense Drill at Osaka Station

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Commuters at Osaka Station hold their eyes and ears during a civil defense drill. The Japanese believed pressure damage from explosives could be alleviated by holding the ears and eyes. Note sandbagged wall behind the travelers. In practice this action did not prevent serious injury, as the high explosives and the firestorms were powerful enough to lift people and pull them into the conflagration.
Image Filename wwii1223.jpg
Image Size 1 MB
Image Dimensions 2890 x 2100
Photographer Unknown
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Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed June 01, 1943
Location Osaka Station, Umeda District
City Osaka
State or Province Osaka Prefecture
Country Japan
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