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Homes for Defense: A Defense Report on Film

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  •  Air defense training in Corpus Christi 
  •  Planning and development of a housing project 
  •  Life continues in its modest way after construction finishes 
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Produced by the Office of Emergency Management Film Unit, this government film from the 1940s looks at housing projects for industrial soldiers, enlisted personnel, and factory workers. The film first focuses on the war effort in several cities, including Corpus Christi, where pilots train in air defense. Next, it comments on the construction of housing communities and how such developments will continue to benefit the nation after the “emergency” of World War II. As the film concludes, “Double defense: defense for our liberties from our aggressor without, and defense for our national well being from within.”