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Two-sided 11th Armored Division, US Army, after action poster for April and May 1945

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    Two-sided 11th Armored Division, US Army, after action poster for April and May 1945

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Double sided after action report poster by the 11th Armored Division, US Army, prepared on June 15, 1945, to review troop movements through southeastern Germany in April 1945 and northwestern Austria on May 1-9, 1945. One side has a map depicting dates and movements of the 11th Armored through southeastern Germany, from April 10 at Neustadt through the capture of Linz, Austria, on May 5 and the liberation of two concentration camps, Mauthausen, and a subcamp, Gusen, on May 5 and 6. The other side has a detailed, text only presentation of Miscellaneous Extracts of Division activities. The Division landed in Normandy, France, on December 16, 1944, and took heavy losses in the Battle of the Bulge that month. In February 1945, the Division attacked the German defensive line near Belgium, and, in March, pressed into Germany. The Division continued south as detailed above and was in Amstetten, Austria, when Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945. The 11th was placed on occupation duty until it was inactivated in August 1945.
    Artwork Title
    G-2 After Action Report April 1945 / Miscellaneous Extracts
    Date
    depiction:  1945 April 01-1945 May 09
    publication/distribution:  1945 June 15
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Howard S. Kaplan
    Markings
    front, top right, in black yellow and white boxes, red, black and blue ink : G – 2 / AFTER ACTION / REPORT / APRIL 1945
    front, top right, in white box, black border, black ink : HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH ARMORED DIVISION
    front, right center, in red rectange, black ink : SUMMARY
    front, bottom center, in black circle, black ink : Official PW Report from G - 1
    front, bottom left, black ink : 15 / June 45 / 673 Engrs. / 1000
    front, bottom, in red rectange, bottom of column three, black ink : By Command Major General DAGER / EDGAR T. CONLEY / Col GSC / Chief of Staff / OFFICIAL Douglas / for SLAYDEN Major / Lt Col / G - 2
    back, top center, in red rectangle, black ink : Miscellaneous Extracts
    Contributor
    Publisher: United States Army, 11th Armored Division Headquarters, G-2 Section
    Author: United States Army, 673rd Engineers

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Posters
    Category
    War propaganda
    Physical Description
    Two-sided, white paper poster with a graphic depiction of troop movements across Germany on the front and a text only Miscellaneous Extracts summary on the reverse. Across the front center is a diagonal, green outline of a jagged lightening bolt, symbol of the 11th Armored Division. Within the outline is a map tracking troop advances from Fulda, Germany, to Amstetten, Austria, which is marked by a red and yellow Soviet flag. In the upper right is a black rectangle with the title and the 11th Armored insignia, a blue, red, and yellow triangle with 11, a black cannon with tank tread, and a red lightning bolt, with text sections to the right and left of the bolt. On the right below the title box is a red outlined square enclosing a block of English text summarizing troop actions. To the left is a red bordered irregular rectangle enclosing 3 columns of English text, with 34 brief paragraphs, headed by the calendar date, that describe military actions, with officer’s names below. The back has a large red outlined square enclosing 8 long columns of English text in small font, with a title at the top in large font, underlined in red. The text details the activities of the unit by date.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 22.000 inches (55.88 cm) | Width: 29.000 inches (73.66 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The report poster was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012 by Howard S. Kaplan.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 16:17:47
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