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[COLD WAR] Anytown Civil Defence Corps : Help to shield your family : Join now!
London : Floyd Studio, [between 1950 and 1960]. Original hand-stencilled and painted poster design, 750 x 510 mm, signed 'Floyd' at top right, stencilled across bottom margin 'Copyright Floyd Studio London W.9. / CD 24'; unbacked and unmounted; closed tear at top left, and some water staining at left and right edges, top left corner, and lower centre; strengthened verso with strips of tape; nevertheless, a striking, vibrantly coloured poster design which appears not to have been used by the CDC and is therefore a unique image. Established as a civilian volunteer organisation in Great Britain in 1949, the role of the Civil Defence Corps (CDC) was to mobilise and take local control of the affected area in the aftermath of a major national emergency, which was primarily envisaged as being a Cold War nuclear attack. Although it was under the authority of the Home Office, its administration was decentralised and the various branches were largely locally run. The CDC was disbanded in 1968, but for 20 years it was a major organisation which at any one time from the mid 1950s on boasted over 300,000 personnel.
      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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