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We will have to fight our way ashore

Date: 1944
Dimensions:
Overall: 722 x 1115 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: 00017906
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Description
    This poster aims to motivate factory workers by using a montage of photographs showing servicemen. The availability of actual images of the war was rare, so posters like this were a chance for the public to see first hand the experinces of a soldier. It was issued by the Navy's Industrial Incentive Division and was part of their campaign to increase productivity in factories.
    SignificanceThis poster is unusual because it uses photographs instead of stylised drawings.
    HistoryBetween 1941 and 1945, American industry produced over 300,000 planes, 124,000 ships, and millions of other vehicles. Production posters emphasised the equal responsibility of soldiers and factory workers. Productivity on the home front was a major theme in the war campaign and a main way people could support the war.

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