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Autocar Strafer Beware!

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09654.32 Author/Creator: Autocar Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 1941-1945 Pagination: 1 poster ; 58.3 x 43 cm.

Summary of Content: One poster entitled "Strafer Beware!" printed by Autocar, dated 1941-1945. Poster features a scene of an Autocar half-track shooting down Nazi strafers. The poster refers to the half-tracks and says in part, "they are only one of the mobile units rolling out of Ardmore for our Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Forces.... Stand by for better trucks to come. Keep your pledge to the U.S. Truck Conservation Corps." The artwork used in the poster is signed by E. George Roland. It also has the title of the poster in pencil on the back.

Background Information: 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.See More

People: Roland, E. George, fl. 1943-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IIPropagandaTransportationWar Industry

Sub Era: World War II

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