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RECRUITING

The war created an insatiable demand in the armed forces for new recruits. In the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor volunteers flooded into recruiting stations, eager to serve their country.

TRANSPORTING

Often overlooked in the story of America's experience in the Second World War was the vital role the transportation industry played in galvanizing the many diverse parts of the nation's war effort.

 

CONSERVING

When America entered the war, consumer goods disappeared as factories converted their machine tools to the production of war materiel. Late in 1941 chrome bumpers disappeared from automobiles; by mid-February 1942 production of automobiles themselves ended as factories geared up to produce vehicles and armaments for the war.

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REMEMBER DEC. 7th: n 1942, after the United States' entry into World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the federal government through its many agencies started producing and distributing informational materials to attract and encourage public support for the money, material resources, labor, and personal sacrifices needed to mount a successful war effort.

UNITED: This Man Is Your Friend: He Fights For Freedom was a series of posters issued by the Office of Facts and Figures in 1942 encouraging support for America's Allies. The flags of the United Nations appear in United: The United Nations Fight For Freedom, issued by the OWI

MORE: http://www.wtamu.edu/library/documents/posters.shtml

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In World War II, posters promoted the idea that victory begins at home, with sacrifices, effort, and preserving certain goods for the war. This effort was usually directed at women, and these sacrifices and efforts were a key way that women -- who were not recruited into the military in as large numbers as men -- could contribute to the war effort. Here are some of the posters of World War II promoting the home front effort to support victory abroad.

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In May 1945, the Allied powers celebrated "Victory in Europe" over an evil Nazi regime. Personal contributions and sacrifices of all Americans helped win that war and thus generate the well-earned euphoria of that historic month. Many factors contributed to that victory including patriotic posters.

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2003; WOOSTER, Ohio - Images of patriotism, heroism, and idealism, juxtaposed with portraits of evil, atrocity, and threats to freedom will be on display when The College of Wooster Art Museum presents "World War II Posters, 1939-1945," March 25 through May 12 in the Ebert Art Center (1220 Beall Ave.).

From the Battle of Britain to Allied victories in Europe and the Pacific, more than 70 posters from Wooster's permanent collection of approximately 200 will be on display in the Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery. The opening reception will be Thursday, March 27, from 4-6 p.m. Guest curators Beth Irwin Lewis and Arn Lewis will present a gallery talk on Thursday, April 24, from 12-1 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

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Courtesy of The Saturday Evening Post/Photography by Dwight Primiano Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced Monday it had acquired Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter, a 52-by-40-inch oil on canvas painting created in 1943.

MORE: http://www.rosietheriveter.org/painting.htm

NAVY ART

Stephen Crane Hill
Albert K. Murray #39
Oil on canvas, 1943
29h" x 34 1/4w"
88-195-AP

Mass on the Beach
Albert K. Murray #124
Oil on canvas, 1944
19 3/4h" x 23 3/4w"
88-195-DZ

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WORLD WAR II PIN-UP ART

The Dogface's Guide to World War II Pinup Art

   In World War II the pinup was often a soldier's sole link to the world they left behind. The pinup accompanied American fighting men everywhere. Bob Hope was once quoted as saying, "Our American troops are ready to fight at the drop of an Esquire," a reference to the magazine where pinups were born.

MORE: http://www.skylighters.org/pinupart/index.html

WORLD WAR II NOSE ART

On November 17, 2006, John Harris, Queensdown (UK) Site Supervisor, for Reclamet Limited sent an email with images of vintage WWII military nose art.

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MORE: http://northstargallery.com/Aircraft/noseart/index.htm

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This is a rare promotional item from the E3 Eidos video game Battlestations Pacific a 2009 calendar of original pin-ups based on actual nose art from World War II aircraft.

NAZI WAR ART

This painting by Wilhelm Sauter is titled "The Eternal Soldier." The left frame shows German soldiers from World War I, the right frame soldiers from World War II. The Nazis regularly argued that both wars were part of the same struggle, and that in World War II, the work of German soldiers who had fought in World War I was being carried on.

Source: Kunst dem Volk, July/August 1940.

Georg Lebrecht's painting of Luftwaffe planes bombing an unnamed English city.

Source: Kunst im Deutschen Reich, August/September 1941.

MORE: http://www.bytwerk.com/gpa/naziwarart.htm

 

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RIGHT: Another March 1933 poster. The text: "In the deepest need Hindenburg chose Adolf Hitler for Reich Chancellor. You too should vote for List 1." Courtesy of Dr. Robert D. Brooks.

MORE: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

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