These weekly publications from ca. December 1940 to 1944 fell under the titles of Defense and Victory. Defense was the “Official weekly bulletin of the Office of Emergency Management.” Victory was the “Official weekly bulletin of the Office of War Information.” The publications were designed to provide information to the civilian population on war related topics concentrating on economic issues. Established in May 20, 1941, the Office of Civilian Defense was created “to assure effective coordination of Federal relations with State and local governments engaged in furtherance of war programs; to provide for necessary cooperation with state and local governments with respect to measures for adequate protection of civilian population in war emergencies; and to facilitate participation by all persons in war programs.”


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