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Autocar Deadly!

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09654.37 Author/Creator: Autocar Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 20 October 1943 Pagination: 1 poster ; 58.2 x 43.1 cm.

One poster entitled, "Deadly!" printed by Autocar, dated October 20, 1943. Poster features an Autocar half-track shooting its guns as soldiers charge around it. The poster reads in part, "In Tunisia, within three months, it 'downed 78 German planes for sure, and possibly more than 100.' Then on to Sicily... and on and on from there!" The poster also reminds citizens to keep their pledge to the United States Truck Conservation Corps. A stamp on the back has the date of October 20, 1943, and the note, "Posted Upper Plant." The title has also been written on the back of the poster in pencil.

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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