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Autocar Invaders Today... Trucks Tomorrow

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09654.34 Author/Creator: Autocar Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 1941-1945 Pagination: 1 poster ; 58.5 x 43.2 cm.

One poster entitled "Invaders Today... Trucks Tomorrow" printed by Autocar, dated 1941-1945. Poster features an Autocar half-track firing its guns, while soldiers charge around it. There is also planes flying in the air above. The poster advertises the half-track's power and nimbleness and says they are, "a preview of the power and performance you may expect in Autocar Trucks when this global mess is cleaned up." The poster also reminds citizens to keep their pledge to the U.S. Truck Conservation Corps. The artwork used in the poster is signed E. George Roland. 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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