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The war against Japan (Japanese & Pacific Map)

Date: 1939 - 1945
Overall: 330 x 460 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Copyright:
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00009082
Place Manufactured:England

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    This poster depicts a map of Japan, USSR, China, Indonesia, New Guinea and Borneo. Listed on the right side are travel distances and a map of Europe. The poster attempted to educate the American and British public about the vast size of the war zone and the obstacles in fighting with Japan.
    SignificanceThis illustrates how posters tried to inform and gather support for the war. It also demonstrates Australia's close proximity to the conflict in the Pacific region.
    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. The attack was felt deeply by the American public and Japan was often depicted as the primary enemy in World War II posters.

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