WW II Women 'Get a War Job!' Poster
This is a beautiful color World War II "Get a War Job!" poster. The artist brilliantly captures the wistful look on the woman's face as she clutches V-mail from her serviceman and thinks about how to help bring him home. This is one of a series of posters that were used by the U.S. Government to encourage women to find jobs outside the home in war production.
The original poster was created by Lawrence Wilbur in 1944 for the War Manpower Commission.
Today in WW II: 5 Jun 1940 100 Wehrmacht divisions with 2000 Panzers plus massive air support attack France at four points, outflanking the static Maginot defenses and overwhelming the pathetic Weygand Line. More ↓
5 Jun 1941 During the Bombing of Chongqing, 4000 residents hidden in a bomb shelter tunnel are asphyxiated.
5 Jun 1941 German ammunition depot explodes at Smederevo on the outskirts of Belgrade, Serbia, killing 2,500 and injuring more than 4,500.
5 Jun 1944 In the night before D-Day, thousands of US and British paratroopers fly from England to jump over Normandy [5-6 Jun].
5 Jun 1944 In a black Halifax, Team HUGH departed England at 2300 hours, the first Jedburgh team to infiltrate into occupied Europe, landing on French soil early D-Day mcrning.
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