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Army ground forces light aviation.

Description: "This manual is a guide for the military personnel of Army Ground Forces units who are concerned with organic light aviation. It describes the training, tactical employment, administration, maintenance, and supply of Army Ground Forces light aviation" (p. 1). The index begins on page 171.
Date: September 1947
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Art education in "schools at war" : school art sells bonds -- builds victory.

Description: The poster is a collage of several black and white images that surround a central image. The central image around which all of these vignettes are arranged depicts an heraldic shield that has five red stars on a black stripe. The image below this shield is of the Concord Minute Man statue.
Date: 1943
Creator: Longyear, William Levwyn, 1899-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Atlantic charter.

Description: All-lettered poster in black & white. Text of the Atlantic Charter of August 14, 1941, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Title and heading at top. Two columns of text below in italics.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The avenger's shadow : more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns.

Description: Black and white drawing. A caricatured Japanese soldier holding a smoking gun stands over a fallen man labeled "U.S. pilot". In the distance is a pagoda. At right is a large shadow of a man's head and and shoulders, which appears to be descending over the Japanese soldier. He wears a miner's helmet and the words "more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns" appear on his shadow.
Date: 1943
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back 'em up with more metal.

Description: Color poster of at least seven soldiers in uniforms and helmets surrounding an anti-aircraft gun which is firing. Other guns can be seen firing in the background.
Date: 1942
Creator: Stoops, Herbert Morton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back the attack! : buy war bonds.

Description: Color poster of a battle scene. A soldier lies on the ground and holds his military rifle in a ready position. Several parachutes can be seen the sky above and descending around the soldier.
Date: 1943
Creator: Schreiber, Georges, 1904-1977.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.

Description: Small color poster. A neatly-dressed family (father, mother, young boy and slightly older girl) smiles and looks upward. The boy holds a red toy plane and the girl holds a book. In the foreground, an arm wearing an "Uncle Sam" style sleeve pulls back the corner of a large U.S. flag which appears to be hanging curtain-like over the family. In the background is a desert landscape.
Date: 1946
Creator: Englert.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The band.

Description: Provides guidance on the organization and duties of the military band.
Date: March 31, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Be a cadet nurse : the girl with a future.

Description: Color poster of two women in cadet nurse uniforms (probably two views of the same woman). The woman on the left wears a military-style uniform with blue jacket and cap. The woman on the right wears a white nurse's uniform with a nurse's cap. Both women are wearing cadet nurse shoulder patches and caduceus (medical symbol) pins.
Date: 1944
Creator: Whitcomb, Jon.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps : see your principal.

Description: The main part of the poster is a large black-and white photograph of the faces of a smiling teenage girl and boy. The lower part of the poster is a green-tinted photograph of young volunteers harvesting potatoes. A farmer on a mule- or horse-drawn farm machine can be seen in the background. The sky in the background is colored blue.
Date: 1943
Creator: National Victory Farm Volunteers (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Because somebody talked!

Description: Color poster shows a sad cocker spaniel with its head resting on sailor's collar on back of a blue chair. On the wall behind the chair hangs a "Gold Star" service flag with a red border, white center and yellow star in the middle. A gold star on a service flag signifies a family member who has died in war.
Date: 1944
Creator: Heyman, Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Because somebody talked!

Description: Color poster shows a sad cocker spaniel with its head resting on sailor's collar on back of a blue chair. On the wall behind the chair hangs a "Gold Star" service flag with a red border, white center, and yellow star in the middle. A gold star on a service flag signifies a family member who has died in war.
Date: 1944
Creator: Heyman, Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Become a nurse : your country needs you.

Description: Color poster of a young woman receiving her nursing cap. A male (only the hands and sleeves are shown) is placing it on her head. He wears blue sleeves with a stars-and-stripes motif on the cuffs. The young woman wears a blue cotton uniform with a white collar, cuffs, and pocket handkerchief.
Date: 1942
Creator: American Nurses Association. Nursing Information Bureau.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bonds or bondage : everybody--every pay day 10%.

Description: Image of a man in cap and overalls, with outstretched arms and legs. In one hand he holds a U.S. flag; his other hand and leg are chained to a swastika-inscribed ball. One side of his face smiles; the other side is weary. The poster background is also split in two halves: On the left is a landscape of farm lands, industrial smoke stacks, and skyscrapers; on the right is a dark barren landscape.
Date: 1941/1942?
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bracelet: World War II Souvenir (Italy)

Description: Aluminum bracelet formed as 1 large and six small oval plaques joined by flattened links. Large plaque with engraved images of eagles framing a view of the bay of Naples, inscribed "NAPLES". Other links with engraved views of various locations in Italy and one with a view of a camel and a palm tree labeled "AFRICA". One link with date 1944.
Date: 1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections