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Let's hit 'em with everything we've got! Don't wait choose the Navy

Date: c 1941
Overall: 1096 x 764 mm
Medium: Ink on paper with linen backing
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00005604
Place Manufactured:United States

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    A US Navy gun crew is shown delivering anti-aircraft heavy gun fire in this World War II poster. The artist has deliberately used an image of a healthy young man to create a positive view of the war. This poster was issued by the United States Navy Reserve to encourage recruits and foster patriotism in the community.
    SignificanceIt is characteristic of how posters project an idealised view of war to build support for the campaign.
    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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