You will find here a selection of documents on the theme of Passive Defense, sourced from our archives :
Construction d’abris rue Saint-Lazare et rue de Londres (1938-1939)
Official documentation on Civil Defense: instructions, notices, and notes written by the Civil Defense Directorate within the Ministry of Defense (1939).
Calvados Detachment – Organization and instructions in case of alert and/or fire: service note, in Trouville (1939).
Air Raid Precautions Handbook, Special Edition SNCF: What to Fear? What to Prepare? What to Do?
This letter from the General Directorate of Works in Paris to the Equipment and Traction Service of the East Region provides instructions on the method of transmitting alert messages.
This notice calls for the evacuation of children in the context of Allied bombings (1944)
This document mentions the mandatory immediate evacuation notice for children up to 14 years old within a radius of 500 meters around the railway sorting yard where a large majority of railway workers reside, in the municipalities of Vaires, Chelles, and Brou.