13,000 Win Applause in OCD Parade An estimated 150,000 spectators joined with approximately 13,000 marchers in the Civilian Defense parade last night in the opening of a drive for 22,000 civilian defense volunteers, giving Washington its largest demonstration of unity during the war, and by so doing served notice on the Axis that America's home front is well guarded. -- Washington Post, July 31, 1943
July 30, 1943. Washington, D.C. "Office of Civilian Defense. Spectators watching the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.
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