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Poster depicting a soldier and a list of battles

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.38

This poster was the 62nd poster distributed by the United States Office of War Information during World War II. It was created to inspire hope and enlistments among the US public by listing the names of important battles showing the advance of Allied troops from the disaster of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 to the battle of Tunisia which ended on May 13, 1943 when all the Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. Posters like this were created by the OWI and distributed to retail businesses which would hang them on the walls. The OWI’s goal was to place posters in the street-level windows of every store, office, and restaurant in every city and town across the United States. They created several series of posters which they printed and distributed to stores through collaboration with organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America.

Artwork Title
We Have Just Begun to Fight!
Date
1943  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
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Record last modified: 2018-03-19 10:08:20
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