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Autocar Hello You Limey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09654.31 Author/Creator: Autocar Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 29 June 1943 Pagination: 1 poster ; 58.3 x 43.2 cm.

One poster entitled "Hello You Limey," printed by Autocar, dated June 29, 1943. Poster features a scene of two groups of soldiers meeting. The poster reads in part, "The Date: April 7, 1943. The place: A stretch of wasteland in southern Tunisia, 42 miles from Gabes. The occasion: The historic meeting between reconnaissance patrols of the British Eighth Army, in three armored dingos, and armored forces of the Second U.S. Army Corps..." The poster also reminds people to keep their pledge to the Truck Conservation Corps. It also mentions the Autocar half-track. The artwork used in the poster is signed by E. George Roland. A stamp on the back has the date of June 29, 1943, and the note, "Lower." It also has the title of the poster in pencil on the back.

Autocar is a truck manufacturer established in 1897. During World War II they supplied over 37,000 armored half-trucks, all-wheel-drive prime movers, and standard production models, including the Model U, for the overseas war effort.

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