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The more things change... WW II posters still relevant today

Posted on 01/19/2003 12:00:55 PM PST by Dan Day

While looking for a famous WW II poster (the British "Very well then, alone") to make a point on a thread, I found a motherlode of WW II posters of all types, and I was struck by how many of them would be appropriate for the upcoming war(s) against terrorism (including Iraq). Other than possibly modernizing a few dates or costumes on the posters, they'd still be perfectly applicable today.



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Most of these are from World War II Poster Collection from Northwestern University Library

Hmm -- several of those would make great posters for counter-Freeping the next anti-war demonstration.

1 posted on 01/19/2003 12:00:55 PM PST by Dan Day
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2 posted on 01/19/2003 12:02:43 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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Dan Day,

Great job! Very cool posters that are timeless, especially appropriate in today's dangerous world.
3 posted on 01/19/2003 12:08:09 PM PST by ctnoell70
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To: Dan Day
bump
4 posted on 01/19/2003 12:11:10 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Dan Day
Love that last one, that looks like a Boys anti-tank rifle.
5 posted on 01/19/2003 12:14:04 PM PST by tet68
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To: Dan Day
Sometimes old stereotypes can be pretty funny.

Notice the Englishman with the bad teeth.

6 posted on 01/19/2003 12:14:23 PM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: Dan Day; ofMagog; Pippin; Scuttlebutt; TexasCowboy; Fred Mertz; humblegunner; Flyer; dix; ...
Bump to the top for a great post!!!!


Stay safe; stay armed.
Eaker Freeper Status

7 posted on 01/19/2003 12:20:17 PM PST by Eaker (I assemble automatic weapons in my sleep.......no wonder they never work!!!!!!. . . . .;>)
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To: Dan Day
Thanks for posting this - I did a search for these type of posters some time ago for use on a thread as well. Your search turned up better results!
8 posted on 01/19/2003 12:21:32 PM PST by 11B3 (Declare this war so we can prosecute the seditious and treasonous who live in this nation.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

9 posted on 01/19/2003 12:27:40 PM PST by New Horizon
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To: ElkGroveDan; MadIvan
I've been to England twice, and...

Well, Ivan had straight teeth anyways... :)
10 posted on 01/19/2003 12:40:01 PM PST by RaceBannon
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To: Dan Day
I have a set of posters from the First World War. My father had joined the French Ambulance Corps because he was too impatient to wait for the U.S. to join in.

Those posters would also fit our current situation. Patriotism, freedom and the right to defend yourself against aggression don't go out of date.
11 posted on 01/19/2003 1:05:17 PM PST by Cicero
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To: Dan Day
I couldn't find any of the posters I have on-line, but here's one that certainly fits the present situation. In fact it's really weird how well it fits what happened on 9/11 and afterwards:

http://www.boondocksnet.com/gallery/wwi_jp01.html

I'd copy it here, but they've cleverly rigged it to prevent copying.
12 posted on 01/19/2003 1:14:30 PM PST by Cicero
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To: Cicero

This the one you wanted people to see?


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13 posted on 01/19/2003 1:43:40 PM PST by Neil E. Wright (An oath is FOREVER)
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To: Dan Day; Brian Allen
Fascinating, Dan! Thanks so much for collating such a great selection.

Just by the way, the US embassy here has organised a display of original WWII patriotic posters, at the Maritime Museum here in Sydney. Also included are Garands and Colts used in the Pacific war, the story of the Sullivan brothers and the like. Very moving and thought-provoking.

14 posted on 01/19/2003 1:54:44 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: Byron_the_Aussie; Dan Day
Thank you both, very much, for the post and ping.

Fabulous stuff!

Best ones -- B A
15 posted on 01/19/2003 2:45:25 PM PST by Brian Allen (This above all; to thine own self be true)
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To: Dan Day
Thanks for posting!
16 posted on 01/19/2003 2:49:17 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Dan Day
Thanks and a bunp. I hope you don't mind I've copied a number of image locations and will probably use in coming posts.

God Bless America, our patriotic leaders and the men and women of our armed forces.

17 posted on 01/19/2003 2:52:59 PM PST by BenLurkin (Socialism is immoral.)
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To: Dan Day

18 posted on 01/19/2003 2:55:09 PM PST by Timesink (Poodle: The Other White Meat)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos
bttt
19 posted on 01/19/2003 2:59:05 PM PST by piasa (Boy! I say, boy! Bring me that there squirrelly-rifle over yonder!)
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To: Dan Day

20 posted on 01/19/2003 2:59:44 PM PST by Timesink (Poodle: The Other White Meat)
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To: coteblanche
Heads up, there's one here which mentions the Saskatchewan Regiment
21 posted on 01/19/2003 3:00:56 PM PST by piasa (Son! I say, son! Bring me that there squirrelly-rifle over yonder!)
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22 posted on 01/19/2003 3:01:05 PM PST by Timesink (Poodle: The Other White Meat)
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
How are you faring with the fires down your way?
23 posted on 01/19/2003 3:03:44 PM PST by piasa (Son! I say, son! Bring me that there squirrelly-rifle over yonder!)
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To: Dan Day
More Posters

24 posted on 01/19/2003 3:17:56 PM PST by Wolverine
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To: Dan Day
Here's to ErnieBorgnine..Thanks for serving Ernie!
25 posted on 01/19/2003 3:20:50 PM PST by Wolverine
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To: Timesink
LOL! I love it.
26 posted on 01/19/2003 3:32:08 PM PST by Rebelbase (Rock with Celtic roots at http://www.sevennations.com)
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To: Dan Day

Just replace the swastika with an Islamic crescent.


27 posted on 01/19/2003 3:38:45 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Dan Day
Thanks for that!
28 posted on 01/19/2003 3:50:09 PM PST by humblegunner (Pacifist dog commie rat coward barstards)
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To: BenLurkin; Dan Day
You will enjoy these:
 
'Famous Moments' In Early American History
Short Films of Noteworthy Events

29 posted on 01/19/2003 3:53:44 PM PST by Wolverine
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To: coteblanche
Bump!
32 posted on 01/19/2003 4:35:41 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: In veno, veritas
BTTT
33 posted on 01/19/2003 4:43:51 PM PST by In veno, veritas
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To: piasa
..how are you faring with the fires down your way?...

Personally, no problems, excepting the negligible issue of having to cancel a Scout hike in Kosciusko NP this coming weekend. But for many Canberrans it's been an horrific experience, Piasa: 388 homes destroyed, 3000 people homeless, four dead. And the summer's nowhere near over, matter of fact the day's heating up fast and tomorrow's going to be a scorcher. The only bright spot in the tragedy is that perhaps it might prompt a rethink of the government's deep green philosophy and refusal to conduct hazard reduction burning. Thanks for your concern, my friend.

34 posted on 01/19/2003 5:17:13 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: Dan Day
Great thread!!
35 posted on 01/19/2003 5:27:23 PM PST by syriacus (What if Washington stayed at Mt. Vernon, because he was afraid soldiers would be killed?)
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To: tet68
Yep, without the toploading magazine. My father owned one when I was growing up. Quite a bit of fun to shoot. Tended to clear out the firing points next to yours when you went to the range. My mother was livid when Dad bought it. She couldn't figure out why anyone needed an antitank rifle. Dad told her he was sure that eventually the ban on whaling would be lifted and he thought this would be almost as good as a harpoon gun. Years later I still tell her about the first time we took the gun to the range to shoot it. After the dust settled, my father got up from behind the gun, his glasses askew, with the head band of his hearing protectors falling forward across his face. The look of boyish glee on his face is one of my most favorite memories. When my father passed away my mother sold it. My brother and I were in the Army and Navy respectively and thought carting around a Class 3 weapon would be tough with the possibility of overseas service. Don't worry though, it went to a loving home. In addition to almost every weapon from WWII you could imagine the buyer had his own Sherman Tank. He also bought our 4 pounder muzzle loading cannon. I still miss the cannon.
36 posted on 01/19/2003 6:03:50 PM PST by USNBandit
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To: Dan Day; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; hellinahandcart; MadIvan

I believe you wanted this David Low cartoon.

Terrific link, by the way.

37 posted on 01/19/2003 6:14:38 PM PST by dighton
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Great minds think alike!


38 posted on 01/19/2003 6:16:06 PM PST by texson66
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To: Wolverine
I'll second your toast to Earnie. I had the great fortune to sit next to him on a flight from LAX to SLO a few years ago. He is the ultimate gentleman. He was happy to chat with fans and sign autographs. Once on board the aircraft, he was seated all the way at the back ( we were on one of those little puddle jumpers)...once the doors were closed but before the aircraft began to taxi, a flight attendant came to him and said there was an extra seat if he would care to have it. He declined saying he was just a passanger same as all the rest of us. Anytime the flight crew tried to do something extra for his which they were not doing for others, he declined politely.
We just visited about his Navy time and other exploits, his background etc. It was the most delightful flight I ever had! He is one actor who is not stuck on himself, and is grateful for his fans and treats them with respect. He is one terrific guy.
39 posted on 01/19/2003 6:31:09 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: celtic gal
Is this Ernie?
I've seen him in several military movies. What a great story about a real 'like us' guy.!
40 posted on 01/19/2003 6:49:49 PM PST by Wolverine
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To: dighton
I believe you wanted this David Low cartoon.

Yes! Thanks much.

Apparently I had misremembered it as a poster, no wonder I couldn't find it.

41 posted on 01/19/2003 9:16:59 PM PST by Dan Day
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To: texson66
Thanks, that is worth saving.
42 posted on 01/19/2003 10:54:08 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Dan Day
Thanks, I enjoyed this thread - the posters are great and some useful links!! Bookmarked!!
43 posted on 01/19/2003 10:58:39 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Dan Day
BOOKMARKED... Great thread, Dan. Thank you!
44 posted on 01/19/2003 11:05:51 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Registered; doug from upland; Doctor Raoul
FYI

Check out Posts 18, 20 and 22 also. (LOL)

45 posted on 01/19/2003 11:09:02 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Timesink
LOL!!! Bump!
46 posted on 01/19/2003 11:18:19 PM PST by MrJingles
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To: Dan Day; MadIvan
Geesh even in wartime propaganda posters you guys have bad teeth.
47 posted on 01/20/2003 6:40:30 AM PST by weikel
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To: Timesink
LOL good one.
48 posted on 01/20/2003 6:40:51 AM PST by weikel
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To: Dan Day
Here's what the enemy is offering up today:

Propaganda Poster From North Korea: (Korean: US imperialists shouldn't carelessly provoke war)

They've held to the older style graphics and printing techniques.

49 posted on 01/20/2003 4:58:16 PM PST by weegee
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To: Wolverine
Yes, this is the same Earnie..from McHales Navy and many more important pictures. It seems his family is of noble blood lines because he kept saying that now he was a " Count of no account"...He is a real regular nice genuine article...all celebs should be like he is.
50 posted on 01/20/2003 8:53:01 PM PST by celtic gal
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