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On December 7th, civilian defense in North Carolina received a much-needed shot in the arm. Before that time officials had not been able to get any response from many county councils; but the next day, state officers were being besieged with offers of service and a framework for civilian defense was laid out for the State.
The bombing of cities in modern warfare is intended to destroy life and property--primarily war materials and strategic industrial centers--civilian morale. Smith discusses the types of bombs used and the protection against them that should be utilized in North Carolina.
So far, incendiary and high explosive bombs are the weapons of choice, but another weapon held in reserve is gas. Smith discusses the types of gases potentially used against civilians during wartime and the ways to prevent harmful attack.