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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Collection: World War Poster Collection
Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!
In the sky, a giant hand wearing a work glove puts dollar bills into a giant savings bond bill which is shaped like a funnel. The base of the funnel points toward a group of military tanks on the ground. Four airplanes fly in formation over the tanks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc184/
Choose for victory : try a V dish to-day.
Picture of a restaurant menu with a large orange "V" on it. A large black arrow marked "VICTORY DISH" points to the orange "V". At the bottom of the menu is the phrase, "Go Easy with Bread". The background behind the menu is green. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc539/
Desert victory : the actual story of the rout of Rommel by the British Eighth Army : a full-length feature picture.
Movie poster in brown and red tones, promoting the film, "Desert Victory". At the top is a close-up image of a portion of a typed document: "Directive to General Alexander, Commander-in-Chief in the Middle East" and photographs of Bernard Montgomery (left) and Harold Alexander (right) in uniform; along the left side are three photographs of wartime scenes; and at the lower right is an illustration of a battle scene. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc465/
The development of self-government in British India.
A chart showing the development of self-governance in India from 1861 to 1942. Indians are represented as blue figures and British are represented as black figures. Chart shows Indian participation in the Viceroy and Executive Council, the Legislature, and the Provincial Government (departments) as various laws were enacted. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc312/
Follow me! : men 18-19, these can be yours-- apply now at any U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.
Black & white photograph on a yellow background. A soldier climbs a hill, his arm raised as if to wave a group onward. At right is an inset titled, "These can be yours". It shows the insignia and monthly base pay for each Army grade (rank). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc531/
Girl Scouts : volunteers for victory.
A black and white photo of a Girl Scout using the three-finger Scout Sign (salute), standing next to a U.S. flag. She wears a Girl Scout uniform and hat. The Girl Scout Promise appears below the picture: "On my honor I will try: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people at all times, To obey the Girl Scout Laws." The Girl Scout trefoil design (insignia) appears as a watermark-style design under this text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc529/
Give your good books to our fighting men : the books you'd like to keep are the good ones to give.
Poster is printed in burnt sienna color. At the lower right corner are shown the heads and shoulders of three military men in uniform. In the upper left corner are hands holding books. A stream of books falls from the hands toward the men. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc527/
La grande offensiva Italiana : la disfatta Austriaca sul Montello.
Detailed color illustration of a battle scene. Italian soldiers in blue cross a river and charge against Austrian soldiers in green. Several Austrian soldiers and a horse are falling or dead. A toppled weapon is seen in the foreground. Several explosions can be seen on the river, its banks, the mountains, and a town in the distance. Airplanes are flying, cannons are firing, and multitudes of Italian troops are marching in the far distance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc438/
The guys who don't say much.
Black & white poster. At left is an article describing the "average man". At right is a photograph of a man wearing a plaid shirt and plaid jacket, overalls, a cap, and smoking a pipe. Below the photo are "Questions and Answers about Bonds and Stamps". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc528/
H.M.S. "Nelson" firing a broadside with her 16-inch guns. This ship is armed with nine of these great guns and many smaller ones.
Color image of a British warship at sea, firing its guns. Dark smoke is seen in the background. The ship is flying the White Ensign flag of the Royal Navy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc523/
Help him ... help yourself ... : for victory, at least 10% of your pay every payday.
Color poster features black and white photographs, with large arrows containing captions pointing to each photo. The captions explain the benefits of war bonds. One photograph is of a soldier in a combat uniform, holding a rifle. The other photograph is of a man in a work shirt, doing mechanical work. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc522/
Here's why we need more metal to win this war.
Poster features a series of six black & white photographs on a black background. The photographs are of military weapons, vehicles, aircraft, and a ship. Each photograph has a caption describing the amount of copper, zinc, and lead used to manufacture the equipment shown. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc303/
Keep 'em flying.
Black and white poster describes the qualifications and pay for U.S. Army Air Corps positions. In a black & white photograph below the text, a large group of Flying Cadets in flight suits walks toward the viewer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc513/
Keep your [trap] shut! : don't give the rats any information!
Picture of a mouse trap that has sprung and caught a scrap of newspaper, which says "Crew Claims U-Boat Knew of Ship's Sailing." In the lower right corner are three small caricatures of Hideki Tojo, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini, who are referred to as "the rats." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181/
Learn to recognize these vehicles : heavy tanks and self-propelled artillery.
Black & white chart with orange side bar. The chart features black & white drawings of front and profile views of heavy tanks and self-propelled artillery. Included are American, Russian, German, Japanese, and English tanks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc508/
Let's fly this flag by New Year's : everybody at least 10 % in war bonds.
A blue flag flies on a gold pole. The flag has a white silhouette of the Concorde Minute Man, twelve white stars circling him, and a white "T" in the lower right corner. A red, white, and blue target is to the bottom left of the flag, containing the text, "Everybody at least 10%". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504/
Making America strong : how subcontracting accelerates defense production--.
Black & white poster features comic-book style drawings. In the center of a large outline map of United States is a large tank, with numerous lines pointing outward to small drawings of industrial buildings throughout the U.S. In the upper left corner is a more detailed drawing of a factory with smokestacks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc497/
Men of 18 and 19 : now you can choose your branch of service.
Poster in black & white and green tones. The main image is a green-tinted photograph of head and shoulders of a soldier in a helmet, looking upward. A white inset at right lists various branches of service. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc173/
Metal for victory! : keep it coming.
A series of five black & white photographs and captions depicting of war activities involving metal. Poster has red border. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc476/
Metal makes might! : keep it coming!
Navy and white poster has blue background with text at the top. There are six blue and white pictures in two rows of three depicting metal in use. Each picture has a caption at the bottom and a white border. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc304/
Now is the time! : apply at the nearest U.S. Army recruiting and induction station.
A large black & white photograph of a man's head is shown against a pink-toned background. The background is a collage of photographs showing various military occupations. A white inset at left lists various branches of service. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174/
Now_for college men_a new officer's training plan : new deferred service plan allows you to continue your education.
Black & white poster, mostly text. At the top is a photograph of a U.S. Army airplane flying amongst snow-covered mountains. Several paragraphs of text describe enlistment options and benefits of enlistment. In the lower left corner is a photograph of three aviators wearing bomber jackets and examining a large map or chart. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc268/
Opportunity's one knock.
A woman (Opportunity) knocks on a door labeled W.S.S. with a knocker that has "THRIFT" on it. She holds a basket of money. Extended text in red and black fills most of the page; it is a quote by James J. Hill. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc356/
Put the squeeze on the Japanese : beat your promise.
A caucasian man representing American workers squeezes a large clamp around a caricature of Hideki Tojo. The worker wears a sleeveless undershirt labeled "Increased Production". His watch says "RCA". A caption behind his hat says "You and I". Tojo appears to be shouting, as illustrated by several (presumably) Japanese characters. He is reaching toward a bloody sword labeled: "Remember Pearl Harbor!" In the background are battleships, firing tanks, flying airplanes, and lightning bolts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc161/
Ring it again : buy U.S. gov't bonds : Third Liberty Loan.
A crowd of American colonial-era people point at the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Philadelphia's Independence Hall. In the upper left area of the poster is a large close-up picture of the Liberty Bell. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc412/
Rumors cost us lives.
Green-tinted illustration of a man wearing a suit and derby hat, with a cigarette in his mouth. He is leaning forward and holding his hand next to his face as if to whisper or hear a rumor. Printed phrases surround the picture: "Listen. . . Someone Told Me. . . And I Saw. . . I Hear That. . . Do You Know. . . I Know That. . . ". Superimposed on the picture is a fragment of a newspaper article with the headline, "U-BOAT CAPTAIN KILLS 22 SAILORS, Laughs as He Torpedoes Lifeboat Leaving Doomed Vessel." The background of the poster is red. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc180/
Saja orang Marine, toeroetlah saja! : Koninklijke Marine.
A young dark-haired man in a sailor's uniform smiles at the viewer. On the band of his hat are the words "Koninklijke Marine" (Royal Netherlands Navy). In the background is a ship with spotlights shining. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278/
The signal is save.
An image of four flying colorful signal flags is superimposed over a black and white photograph of a battleship on a green sea. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc385/
Simple Sam the wasting fool-- : every day, he breaks a tool!
Stylized illustration of a large man sitting on a stool. He wears red overalls, a white shirt, and black work boots. On his head is a dunce cap. Superimosed on top of this picture is a large image of a broken drill bit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc469/
Tell nobody-- not even her : careless talk costs lives.
Image of a young blonde woman in a pink dress sitting next to a young sailor in a blue uniform, and leaning toward him. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc388/
This is our war-- : join the WAAC, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, United States Army.
The golden-orange background shows a faint outline of Pallas Athene's head. Superimposed on this background is a large black & white photograph of the head and shoulders of a woman in a WAAC uniform. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc172/
To Berlin: S O S.
Illustration of a man running with a very large parcel on his back. The parcel is labeled: "RUSH, US". The man's hat has fallen off behind him and he carries artillery shells. A shadow behind the parcel appears to be an artillery gun. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc199/
Together.
Seven servicemen of various ethnicities and nationalities (British colonies and Dominions) all stand at attention with rifles. The British flag waves in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc293/
Victory in the making! : the equipment you and I make serves our armed forces-- on land--on sea--and in the air!
A military airplane flies toward a submarine at sea. An explosion is seen in the water next to the submarine. At the lower edge of the poster are three small images: a tank, a battleship, and an airplane. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc178/
Wanted : red blooded men for immediate service over-seas.
All lettered poster. The title is white letters in red square. The extended text is in red and white on blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc351/
Watch your talk for his sake : never mention arrivals, sailings, cargoes, or destinations to anybody.
The black and white photo is of a man standing in the crow's nest at the mast of a ship, holding binoculars and looking out to sea. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290/
"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.
This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177/
We pledged it, we'll beat it!
A large, white capital letter "B" on a dark blue background. Superimposed diagonally over the B is a morse code symbol in red. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc185/
What Britain puts in the common pool.
Color pictograph showing military supplies and facilities produced by Britain. In the center is an outline map of Britain, with 10 arrows around it, each pointing to a picture of a product or facility: tanks, boats, port and ship repair facilities and fueling, food, airfields, clothing and uniforms, shipping, hospitals and medical facilities, warships and aircraft. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402/
World news of the week, Monday, Dec. 30, 1940, volume 3, no. 17.
Illustrated color map with textual news highlights for the week of December 20 to December 26, 1940. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc137/
You and I put the squeeze on the Japanese! : beat the promise.
Graphic color image against a red background. Two miniature workers labeled "You" and "I" squeeze a caricatured Japanese officer in a large mechanical press. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc183/
Your production : beat your promise.
Illustration of a giant boot about to crush caricatures of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and a caricatured Japanese soldier (probably representing Hideki Tojo). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc442/
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