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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

South Water Street, Night: 1943

South Water Street, Night: 1943

South Water street freight terminal of the Illinois Central R.R., Chicago. May 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Blackout regulations

Blackouts were observed during blackout alerts. In coastal regions blackouts were on the shore side. From an April 1943 newspaper clipping:

Blackout regulations are now uniform in a large area from the Atlantic Coast to the Mississippi River.

Revised Signals.

The new blackout signals differ from signals used in the past in that a second audible "blue" signal is used. The blackout signals now in effect follow:

First or blue signal. This will be the first signal the public will hear. It will be a long blast of two minutes duration. When this is sounded all lights except the street lights and those in essential war industries must be extinguished. Traffic will continue to move with dimmed lights and pedestrians will move to place of shelter.

The second or red signal will be a series of short blasts extending over two minutes. With this all traffic ceases except those vehicles with proper identification which have been given permission to move. War industries drop their blackout shades. Passengers have to leave cars and busses for shelter Third Audible Signal.

The third audible signal will be a second blue signal. This will be a long blast of two minutes duration. Street lights will go on. War Industries remove their blackout shades. All other lights will remain extinguished. Vehicular traffic will resume "on the low beam."

The next signal will be the all clear, which will be one short blast of 15 seconds duration. The all clear will be announced over the radio.

Why no blackout in effect?

I'm wondering why blackout regulations weren't seemingly in effect this night while the war raged in 1943. I know the coast was under blackout regulations but I also thought that the Great Lake coasts were too because of the possibility of enemy submarines heading up the St. Lawrence River.

Just a thought!

Amazing

This is all condo's now I believe

 
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