Video – Home Front: Connecticut During World War II – Civil Defense

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– Co-produced by Connecticut Public Television and Connecticut Humanities as part of the Connecticut Experience series on CPTV.

This clip from Home Front: During World War II provides a brief look at Connecticut’s response to the possibility of air attacks during the war. After incendiary bombs were used on London they were seen as a threat to Connecticut, especially its urban centers, and air raid precautions became the front line of defense.


Learn More


New Haven Museum. “Civil Defense Collection: MSS B20 - Alphabetical Index of Manuscript Collections,” 2017. Link.
Stamford Historical Society. “Finding Aid to Civil War Defense in Stamford: The Air Raid Warden System Through Two Wars,” 2017. Link.

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