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US Army poster for public display of war news for May 1-8, 1945

Object | Accession Number: 2008.61.1

News poster arranged for display by Tina Gioffredi Battani in the ordnance plant in Ankeny, Iowa, where she worked during World War II. She changed the posters on a regular basis as they were issued weekly by the United States Army Information branch to explain and update the public on the status of the war in Europe and Asia. This 2-sided poster, issued May 14, 1945, depicted events from the week May 1-8. One side, titled: Victory in Europe, has an image of captured German soldiers and a map pointing out Japan with an explanation of the danger posed by the escalation of their military forces. The other side, titled: This is Why We Fight, has a large image of piled corpses from Ohrdruf, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp, and the first Nazi camp liberated by US troops.

Artwork Title
Newsmap for the Armed Forces. 296th Week of the War, 178th week of U.S. Participation
publication/distribution:  1945 May 14
commemoration:  1945 May 01-1945 May 08
issue: United States
use: ordnance factory; Ankeny (Iowa)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Tina Gioffredi Battani
Record last modified: 2022-05-06 15:48:34
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