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Remember me? I'm still fighting you!

Date: 1944
Dimensions:
Overall: 722 x 1018 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00017904
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Description
    A sinister portrait of a Japanese soldier holding a samarui sword is depicted in this American propaganda poster. The soldier appears next to images of four major battles at Pearl Harbour, Gaudalcanal, Saipan and Palau. This poster aimed to remind the American public to stay dedicated to the war cause and stirred them with emotive images of the enemy.
    SignificanceThis is characteristic of the negative portrayal of Japanese soldiers and the use of emotive images in American propaganda posters.
    HistoryPosters have long been used as a means to spread ideas and promote causes. During World War II, they were used to generate patriotism, sway public opinion and spread propaganda. They spoke from a position of authority to unite people in a common cause.

    These propaganda posters were often displayed in libraries, post offices, schools and factories. They addressed a number of home and war front issues including worker productivity, security, food rations and war bonds. They were all part of a national and international campaign to support the war effort during WWII.

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