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  • All fields: World War II Papers. Military Collection. State Archives of North Carolina
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    • 100 Years of War

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    • Depicts a map of the world with each country color coded to indicate the number of wars it has been involved in over the last 100 years. Text explains the map's purpose and states the world has had only 230 years of peace in the last 3,344 years....
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    • General Layout, Civil Air Raid Warning Service

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    • Contains a chart depicting the links between various air raid personnel within North Carolina. It begins with the 1,100 civil air raid warning observation posts and goes down through the filter centers, the district air raid wardens, chief...
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    • The U.S. Marines Want You

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    • Depicts Marine in dress uniform gesturing with finger. Text lists recruiting station as Citizens' Nat'l Bank Building, Raleigh, N.C.
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    • The Box Score

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    • Poster includes information about a division, possibly 7th Armored Division, commanded by Major General R. W. Hasbrouck, and division statistics, such as number of prisoners taken, armament captured and destroyed, and number of awards and...
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    • Our Wounded Need Help!

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    • Text only poster describes ways nurses can be released for military service including deferring non-essential operations and urging retired nurses to take civilian nursing jobs. Printed on reverse is a message from the chairman of the American...
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    • Air Raid Instructions

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    • Text provides a notice to the public about new air raid warning signals, effective February 17, 1943. Printed at bottom: "Durham County Civilian Defense Council Durham, North Carolina Christian Printing Co., Durham, N.C."
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    • Now For the Knockout

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    • Depicts a caricature drawing of Emporer Hirohito being punched in the face by Uncle Sam's fist. Handwritten on bottom "A poster much used just before 'V-J Day'." Signed, R. Gregg Cherry Governor.
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    • Hail Victory

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    • Depicts an eagle with his wings spread in front of the American, Russian, French, and British flags. Text solutes the efforts of the armed forces, the U.S. allies, and the home front and expresses gratitude to those who gave their lives....
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    • Civilian

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    • Depicts five civilians, wearing armbands, walking against backdrop of the Civilian Defense logo.
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    • Leave Books Here

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    • Depicts several opens book, one with images of a sailor and a soldier. Text encourages citizens to support the Victory Book Campaign. Printed at bottom "Sponsored by American Library Association. . .American Red Cross United Service Organization...
    • Falls, C. B. (Charles Buckles), 1874-1960.
    • Civilian Protection Organization for Raleigh, N.C.

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    • Contains a chart describing the various administrative groups and their specific duties, training requirements, preferred physique and character, uniform, and equipment. An illustration of each group's insignias is also included. Note: copies 3-4...
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    • Woman Power--Women's Army Auxiliary Corps

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    • Brochure describes the of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, its various roles for women, qualifications necessary to join, and a pay scale. Photographs show women at work and in various training exercises.
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    • Could you have helped?

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    • Depicts a service flag with a gold star, indicating a fallen service member, with text urging the purchase of war bonds.
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    • War Insurance Facts for Property Owners

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    • Depicts a bald eagle carrying an emblem of a house, below the house is a banner reading, "Protect Your Property." Text advertises War Damage Corporation Insurance.
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    • Either Can Do the Enemy's Work

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    • Depicts a Nazi bomb, with a swastika painted on the side, and a lit match above a large group of homes and buildings. Text reminds readers of Fire Prevention Week, October 3 to 9. The Civilian Defense logo is also on the poster. Printed near bottom...
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    • Give A Book For Our Fighting Men

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    • Text encourages citizens to drop off books at any library or school. Two small soldiers reading books can be seen at the bottom of the poster. Sponsored by the American Library Association, American Red Cross, and United Service Organization.
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    • How to Keep Your Food Bill Down

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    • Presents nine frames giving advice about how to keep prices down, illustrations and text are used; several messages from the government are presented on the reverse. Printed on reverse at bottom: "GPO 16-35666-1."
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