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 Collection: World War Two Collection
"Keep 'em rolling, pal. On the production line, we're fighters, too. We'll give 'em a beating they'll never forget." Produce for victory!
A working man smiles at the viewer. He has goggles on his forehead and is wearing a torn sweatshirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc270/
Soldiers' life : make the regular Army your career.
Color image of a soldier in an early World War II U.S. Army uniform and helmet, carrying a rifle. The soldier smiles as he walks. The background of the poster is blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274/
British tanks hurled Italy out of Abyssinia, and in Libya completely wrecked Axis plans of conquest.
Color illustration of tanks driving across a desert. The ground and sky are depicted in yellow and orange tones. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc572/
Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.
An optical illusion. From far away, the image looks like a portrait of Uncle Sam. A close-up view reveals a grouping of images depicting the war effort, including a soldier, a sailor, a pilot, a smelter worker, a scientist, a nurse, a farmer, factories with smokestacks, a battleship, the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. flags. In the lower left corner is the text of a poem by Jack Childs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc577/
More copper-zinc-lead-- quick!
A soldier holding a rifle talks to a miner holding a drilling tool. The soldier is gesturing behind him toward the ruins of a town, saying, "Give us metal so it won't happen here". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc319/
Women-- our wounded need your care! : you can serve as medical technicians, surgical technicians, and other Army hospital assignments : join a hospital company ... Women's Army Corps.
Color illustration of a woman in a blue uniform dress and brown shoes, carrying a silver tray with a white cloth draped over it. Behind her are faint images of hospital beds. At right is a small image of two silver discs, one showing the head of Pallas Athene and the other showing a caduceus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc215/
Speaking for America ... Harry Truman.
Black and white photograph of Harry Truman on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating freedom and tolerance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131/
Speaking for America ... Gene Autry.
Black and white photograph of Gene Autry on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance of race, religion, and national origin. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc132/
Speaking for America ... Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Black and white photograph of Dwight Eisenhower on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating the variety of races and religions in America. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc134/
Speaking for America ... Bob Hope.
Black and white photograph of Bob Hope on a blue background. Text box contains quote promoting tolerance of race, religion, and ancestry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc136/
Speaking for America ... Frank Sinatra.
Black and white photograph of Frank Sinatra on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting racial and religious tolerance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc133/
All the ear-marks of a sneaky Jap! : don't discuss your job!
Black & white cartoon drawing of two men talking. One hushes the other, while pointing upward at a drawing of a human ear centered on a Japanese flag design. In the background is a large ship and a factory. Two flags fly over the factory: One with an "E" on it, and another with "RCA" on it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc160/
China carries on.
Color poster shows a Chinese soldier walking in a determined manner with a rifle in his hands. Behind him, a small Chinese child stands next to a covered corpse. The child wears a white tunic and pants and a green vest and is barefoot. In the background is a pagoda. Near the right edge of the poster are painted four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc579/
British bombers have carried out over 1,600 raids on Germany (up to May, 1941)
Color poster is a stylized drawing of aircraft in battle. Four bomber planes are depicted in camouflage. A large explosion is shown at the upper left corner of the picture. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc573/
A British "Blenheim" bomber of the Coastal Command aids a British destroyer in smashing a German submarine.
Poster is a pastel drawing of an aircraft bombing a submarine. A British ship is shown behind the bombed submarine, and other ships can be seen in the distance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc574/
[Decline of the Rising Sun]
Black and white cartoon. A figure made of Wickwire Spencer rope uses a part of itself to hang a caricature of a distressed Hideki Tojo, who appears to be partially immersed in the sea. Behind Tojo's head are rays resembling those of a Japanese Rising Sun symbol. A volcano or mountain can be seen in the distant background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc598/
Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!
A black & white drawing on the top half of the poster shows a metal spring figure pinching a cartoon Hitler's nose. Hitler's bare arms and legs form a swastika, and he holds a knife. The lower portion of the poster is text, with a small picture displaying various steel products. Under drawing is text and picture saying what steel is used for. The company's name, address, and logo appear at the bottom. Red text at the bottom explains the purpose of the advertisement and where it appears: Time and Business Week. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc591/
[Happy days!]
Cartoon drawing. Hitler, Mussolini, and a Japanese character are depicted as apes behind a chain-link fence or cage. A pear tree is seen in the foreground, outside the fence. A dead tree is seen in the background, inside the fence. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc597/
[Springs with stings]
A figure made of wire and springs pinches the nose of a caricature of Adolf Hitler, whose arms and legs form a swastika. Hitler holds a knife in one hand. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc599/
[Wire with a kick]
A figure made of wire kicks a swastika-shaped caricature of Hitler. In the background at right is a factory with smokestacks. In the background at left are flames rising from the ocean. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc596/
The bugle sounds : enlist in the U.S. Army now : your country needs you.
Poster in red, white, and blue tones includes an illustration of a military airplane and a photograph of men driving armored vehicles. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc593/
Materials are precious!--let's make every piece count!
Cartoon image of the Pacific portion of the earth's globe. In the upper left corner is a smiling Caucasian man in overalls labeled, "You & I" standing in front of a factory. In the foreground, across the ocean, is a caricature of a Japanese soldier (probably Hideki Tojo) running from an artillery shell, over a tropical landscape. Behind him flies a bird saying "D'ya remember Pearl Harbor, kid?!" In the distance is a battleship. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc150/
"No nation of slaves can match a nation of free men. We're doing more because we want to than they can because they have to!" : produce for victory!
50 men dressed in work clothes stand assembled in vague lines and gaze toward the left as if at a rally. All of the men appear to have light-colored skin and clean-shaven faces. Most are wearing caps or hats. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc157/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 243rd week of the war, 125th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Air offensive, Italy, Central Pacific, Southwest Pacific, Southeast Asia, Eastern front. Maps: New Guinea; Pre-invasion air offensive. Includes 7 photographs. Back: Four approaches to Japan [from Alaska, from China-Burma, from Manchuria, from the S. W. Pacific]. Color illustrations showing the 4 approaches from perspective above the globe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 277th week of the war, 159th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: German offensive gains momentum, "Greatest Japanese Defeat," Soviet forces in action, Fighting bitter on Italian front. Maps: [German offensive] -- Mindoro -- Philippine Islands -- Leyte, Samar battle area -- Czechoslovakia, Hungary border -- Northern Italy near Bologna. Back: 1945 calendar with advice: "Every day be careful what you say or write!" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 275th week of the war, 157th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western front battle, Pressure on Budapest, German attack in Italy, Ormoc Falls: B-20s active, Far Eastern front. Maps: European front, The Saar, Hungarian front, Pacific action, Leyte area. Back: Text highlights "Preventive Maintenance" and describes the need to take care of ordnance equipment and "keep 'em rolling." Illustrations of 18 types of mobile ordnance are labeled. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc892/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 272nd week of the war, 154th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Open general offensive, Armies in action, Italian fighting bitter, Budapest under siege, U.S. planes hit Manila, Japs increase pressure, Ledo-Burma Road. Maps: Leyte progress, Italian front, Allied offensive, Budapest to Miskolc. Back: Text and 12 photographs highlight the "Mulberry" secret floating harbor used with the European invasion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc895/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 270th week of the war, 152nd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Drive to Free Port, Russian Soil Cleared, B-29s Bomb Singapore, Leyte Action, Eleventh Army Group, Maps: [Eastern Europe], Road to Cologne [Germany], Philippines (Northern Half), Netherlands Battle Front. Back: Post-war plans: a series of four cartoons emphasize the importance of a soldier using money wisely if he wants to achieve post-war goals. Options listed are soldiers' deposits, personal transfer account, class E allotments of pay, war bonds, and national service life insurance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc897/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 276th week of the war, 158th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: 600-mile water jump, Pacific war in the air, Nazis stage offensive, Budapest Under Siege, Eighth Takes Strongpoint. Maps: Mindoro -- Pacific war in the air -- Red Army -- Western action. Inset maps: Philippine Islands -- Budapest. Back: Map of South Burma and Thailand digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc891/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 273rd week of the war, 155th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Saipan to Tokyo -- Hit Jap shipping -- General Allied push -- Liberate Estonia -- Alexander takes over -- Action in Burma -- Japs drive on Kweiyang. Maps: Action in the west -- Japan -- North Burma. Inset maps: Tokyo -- [distance from Tokyo to Saipan]. Back: Text and 8 photographs highlight the activities and achievements of the Army Medical Department. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc894/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 269th week of the war, 151st week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Naval Victory, Pearl Harbor Battleships, Allied Drives, Northern Action Maps: Central Europe, the Philippines, includes inset map. Back: Text and illustration describe how a vicious rumor is deadly and advises people to spike all rumors and never repeat them. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 271st week of the war, 153rd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Open Metz drive, Strong barriers ahead, Pressure on Budapest, Tirpitz goes down, Japs stiffen resistance, B-29s over targets, Evacuate U.S. air base. Maps: Western front, Budapest to Miskolc front, Third Army offensive, Leyte, Allied troops strike south in Burma. Back: Text highlights amphibian armies' combat strategies and victories. Includes 3 photographs plus images of the Ampib's shoulder patch and pocket patch. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc896/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 274th week of the war, 156th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allied pressure increases, Cologne approaches attacked, Saar Valley threatened; Red Army strikes; Ravenna falls; Pacific Theatre active; Kweiyang evacuated; Japs retreat in Burma. Maps: Soviet drive; Cologne Plain; Winter offensive; Japanese threat; Leyte. Inset map: Philippines. Back: Photographs and llustrations highlight various infantry weapons: guns, rifles, pistols, machine guns, mortars and other weapons. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893/
Newsmap. Monday, August 9, 1943 : week of July 29 to August 5, 204th week of the war, 86th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Sicily, Rumania, Russia, Germany, Burma-China, Southwest Pacific. Map: Strategic air distances across the Mediterranean./ Relief shown by hachures. Photographs: Army engineers work in the Aluetians; A Tommy reads "Soldier's guide to Sicily"; Royal Artillery Detachment stationed north of Syracuse, Sicily examines damage done by Italians to a mobile anti-aircraft train; Nazis surrender to U.S. Infantrymen near Carlentini; Junkers-290 transport shot down by an RAF Marauder near the coast of Bastia, Corsica; U.S. Marines push a generator into position near Munda; Japanese interpreters of the U.S. Army decipher papers found on a wounded Japanese officer; A winch pulls a mud-splattered jeep free on Rendova; 155mm rifle sends rounds into Munda from Rendova Island. Back: [text and ill.]: The long, tough fight ahead : beyond sunny Italy!/ Back text includes quote from the President of the United States, July 28, 1943: "I confess that I myself am sometimes bewildered by conflicting statements that I see in the press ..." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc965/
Ideas will help beat the promise : let's have yours!
Stylized image of a man in overalls and cap, lifting the top off of a large concrete sculpture of a head to reveal the machinery which is its inner workings. The man scratches his head; around him are several captions of the word: "Idea?". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc155/
Help RCA, help USA : you and I : beat the promise.
In the foreground are two clasped hands, one representing Uncle Sam with a blue and gold-starred jacket sleeve; in the background is a factory with smokestacks. A U.S. flag stripe design connects the two images. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc151/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : UNO progress report
Front: Text describes the first meeting of the United Nations Organization. Maps:Proposed location of UNO corporate office -- Areas discussed at first Security Council meeting. Includes photographs: 1. Where Security Council will meet -- 2. UNO Site Committee -- 3. Secretary-General Trygve Lie -- 4. President Paul-Henri Spaak. Also includes: United Nations Organization [list of member countries]. Back: USAFI H.Q. Madison 3, Wisconsin, USA : for information--see your I and E officer ... Text describes the USAFI education program. Chart lists USAFI locations throughout the world. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc827/
Making America strong : industry's ever improving mass production methods step up output of latest type war planes.
Black & white poster features comic-book style drawings of machinery used to produce airplanes. In the upper right corner is an image of Uncle Sam pointing out to some people a flying military airplane which is seen through a large "hole" drawn in the poster. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 3 weeks, 180th week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: Text describes fighting on Okinawa. Maps: Okinawa; Nagoya ablaze; [Japan-East China Sea]. Back: Text and 10 photographs show reconnaissance aircraft and activities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc820/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 297th week of the war, 179th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text keyed to map of Asia describes military action in Japan, Okinawa, China, The Philippines, and Borneo. Inset: View of the world from the north pole. Back: Two Down . . . One to go! Illustration of two soldiers in hand-to-hand combat is accompanied by text regarding the war with Japan. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : U.S. fights world famine
Front: Text describes U.S. efforts to export grain to European countries to counteract starvation. Map: Average diets in European countries, based on the UNRRA Emergency Economic Committee Report of 6 February 1946. Back: For peace and our country - It's our job to : disarm the enemy, destroy his power, protect our country's interests, secure the peace, keep America strong. Text and illustration. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc828/
Newsmap. Monday, June 15, 1942 : week of June 5 to June 12
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Midway, China, India, Libya, RAF, Australia, Madagascar, East Indies, Russia; The second front: Allies, production. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Russian Front; Midway Islands; Battle of Libya. Includes 15 photographs. Back: Color illustration of a German Gruppe. Text and drawings detailing the organization, uniforms, insignia and weapons of the basic German army unit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc974/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the sea-air navy : 319 warships set for Atlantic and Pacific fleets
Front: Text describes proposed post-war Atlantic and Pacific U.S. fleets. Shows graphic silhouettes of the different types of ships. Includes chart of proposed Navy personnel. Back: Let's not be fooled again... Text includes: Pro-German attitude grows as U.S. troops fraternize -- We talk tough, but we act soft -- Soldier's opinions of Germans rising. Reasons given for post-war occupation of Germany. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc829/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : going to school under the amended GI Bill of Rights
Front: Text describes: Education and job training for you -- Who is eligible? -- What kind of training can you get? -- How much training can you get? -- Who pays for your education? -- How do you apply for these benefits? Includes 3 photographs. Back: Memorandum to all officers and EM from Harry Truman, The White House, Washington, August 20, 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc826/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 240th week of the war, 122nd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: USSR; Air war; Southeast Asia; Central Pacific; Southwest Pacific. Maps: Burma; Dutch New Guinea/ North-East New Guinea/ Papua./ Relief shown by shading. Includes 6 photographs. Back: Are the folks at home backing us up? . . . . Text describes war bond purchasing on the homefront. Includes illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc925/
Newsmap. Monday, February 14, 1944 : week of February 3 to February 10, 231st week of the war, 113th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: USSR, Italy, Marshall Is., Southwest Pacific, Paramushiru, Air offensive. Inset maps: [South Pacific], [Kwajalein], [Soviet border from Sept. 1, 1939 to Nov. 5, 1943]. Includes photographs: Captured Japanese light tank, Mt. Trocchio, Nettuno beachhead, British anti-tank gun. Back: Central Italy. Map with inset of oblique view showing difficult terrain. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935/
Newsmap. Monday, May 17, 1943 : week of May 7 to May 14, 192nd week of the war, 74th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: North Africa, Southwest Pacific, China-Burma, Plans, Aleutians, Russia Large world map is keyed to text and shows United Nations, Axis and Axis occupied areas, countries with Axis relations broken, and neutral countries. Inset maps: Shrinking battle lines in Tunisia; Crimea and surrounding region showing Nazi held territories. Photographs: Army-Navy expedition lands at Amchitka; Army gunner sets up AA defense at the westernmost U.S. air base in the Aleutians; Navy Seabees take shelter in foxholes; Allied soldiers line up for chow in almost knee-deep mud. Back: Text entitled "So he can fight!" describes the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc939/
Newsmap. Monday, February 7, 1944 : week of January 27 to February 3, 230th week of the war, 112th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Central Pacific, Italy, USSR, Air war, Burma. Maps show Marshall Islands; Allied advances during the week. Photographs: Artillery technique in Italy; American helmets of the 25th Division and hats of a New Zealand brigade mingle at Vella Lavella; Navy mobile photographic laboratory comes ashore in the Solomons; African Goummiers of the Fifth Army don traditional gowns over American uniforms; Pilots of the 99th Fighter Squadron talk tactics; German transport vehicles retreat from the Soviet front; Photographer positioned where a .50 caliber gun would be mounted in a Navy reconnaissance Liberator; Soldiers stuff 250 pamphlets into each 25 pound shell in Italy; Fifth Army infantry battalion's 81 mm. mortars travel by mule in Venafro. Back: Jap army uniforms. Color illustrations of seasonal and miscellaneous uniforms of officers and men. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc936/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 233rd week of the war, 115th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Central Pacific, Southwest Pacific, Air war, Burma, USSR. Maps show air attacks from London to various sites in Germany; New Ireland; south Pacific; Truk Is. Includes photographs: "Island forts", Marine corps set up radio telephone sets at Roi Island, Leathernecks set up machine guns immediately upon landing, All-Negro Ninety-Ninth Fighter Squadron at Anzio, German prisoners disembark from an LST to a prison camp, wounded female Jugoslav guerillas arrive in Malta, General Sir Harold Alexander chats with Yank rangers near Cisterno. Back: Text states "In Mein Kampf, Hitler stated that his plan was to destroy France first, then England, after which he would have the United States cornered without a fight!." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc933/
Newsmap. Monday, June 21, 1943 : week of June 10 to June 17, 197th week of the war, 79th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Mediterranean, Russia, Western Europe, Southwest Pacific, Submarines. Maps show the Mediterranean arena; New Guinea and northern Australia. Photographs: Thousands of gas shells at the ready in an American arsenal; Nazi Junkers 52 trimotor transports attempt to evacuate supplies to the European mainland from Tunisia. Back: Text and illustrations highlight possible diseases in the tropics and ways to avoid becoming ill. Discusses malaria, dysentery, and skin diseases. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc921/
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