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1932 - operators are front-line defense troops, without moving from their chairs

THE BOMBERS ARE COMING

CD 1967083 E&MP130.001

Telephone

1932

“The bombers are coming!” Switchboard operators are front-line defense troops, without moving from their chairs.

General view along one of the long distance switchboards.

The supervisors (standing) keep close watch as the calls are handled. 


Original Caption by Science Service
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