World War II United We Win Poster

World War II United We Win Poster

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During World War II the U.S. Goverment was concerned about the demoralizing effects of racial prejudice and discrimination on the American population and its impact on the war effort. To counter such racial attitudes, posters, pamphlets, and films were produced to highlight the participation and achievement of African Americans in military and civilian life.

This inspiring poster was based on a photograph by Alexander Liberman, showing workers at an integrated aircraft plant in 1943. It was originally printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office for the War Manpower Commission.

Today in WW II: 26 May 1940 Evacuation of Dunkirk begins, withdrawing British forces from continental Europe [Operation Dynamo, 26 May-3 June].  More 
26 May 1942 German Afrika Korps counteroffensive in North Africa drives the British back to the Gazala line, just in front of Tobruk [26-27 May].
26 May 1942 At remote oasis in the Libyan desert, Free French and British troops slow the German advance [Battle of Bir Hakeim].
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