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The war against Japan (Map USSR, China & Australia)

Date: 1943
Overall: 735 x 483 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: 00009079
Place Manufactured:United States

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    The defeat of Japan was a primary focus of American operations in World War II. This poster shows a map of the USSR, China, India, Borneo, Australia and surrounding waterways. The statement at the top was issued by world leaders Franklin Roosevelt, Ciang kai-shek and Winston Churchill in Cairo, 1 December 1943 and reinforces the goal to defeat Japan.
    SignificanceThe poster is a record of the World War II battle for the Pacific region and shows Australia's close proximity to the conflict with Japan.
    HistoryAmerica officially entered the arena of World War II after the Japanese attack on the Hawaiian base Pearl Harbour. The 8am morning raid left American forces significantly weakened resulting in the loss of 2403 lives and the destruction of large amounts of military equipment and hardware. This attack was felt deeply by the American public and Japan was presented in many posters as the primary enemy in the World War II campaign.

    Posters were the vehicle to unite the public and promote the war cause. They were often displayed in libraries, post offices, schools, streets and factories. Some addressed home front efforts, others exhorted workers to greater productivity. Many warned of the dangers of leaking defence information. Some attempted to inform and educate the public about the war.
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