Saturday, April 26, 2014

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POSTERS OF THE WORLD WAR II ERA


I remember seeing the posters promoting citizen participation on the home front during WWII.
These posters encouraged the greater public to become involved in war production and growing victory gardens. They persuaded folks to collect and turn in old newspapers and metal, including nylon stockings for recycling.

There were posters to make citizens aware of the presence of enemy spies among the populace, and urged people not to openly discuss any knowledge they have of military or defense operations. Hence, the adage, loose lips sink ships.
  
Posters encouraged people to drive less and conserve gasoline so that more could be available for the military. Patriotism became the central theme of advertising throughout the war. Large-scale campaigns were launched to sell war bonds, promote efficiency in factories, and maintain civilian morale.  

OCTOBER TIME-LINE EVENTS: 


Oct. 10 1941 Red Army arrives at the Baltic Sea

Oct. 16 1941 General Hedeki Tojo becomes prime minister of Japan.

Oct. 20 1044 American assault on Leyte to reestablish control of the Philippines.[Link]

Oct. 23-25, 1944--Naval battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. [Video Link]

2001-Sept 11  Not all the heroes were human  [ Daisy ] 

STORY LINE:  Krysyna Skarbek, Lady Spy:   [ Her Story ]  [ The video ]  Note: "Pop ups" for ads or programs may appear from this link. They may be deleted or ignored. You need not download a program to watch the video.

 The Media:
Popular WW2 era song title:  "I'll Walk Alone" sung by Martha Tilton. Note: "Pop ups" for ads or programs may appear from this link. They may be deleted or ignored. You need not download a program to watch or listen to the video. [ Listen to Martha Tilton]

B17 Mid-Air Collision Survival--Flying with one engine and a prayer:  [ The Story ]  [The Song ]

SELECTED SITES OF INTEREST:

 L C. Herst gallery of fine art  [Click here]

The Smart Site for Kittens  [Click here]

WWII memoir t-shirts [ Click here ]