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Here's a war job for you
Here's a war job for you
Resource Typeimage
TitleHere's a war job for you
Coverage / Yearc. 1944
DescriptionPoster, color, 13.9 x 17.9 in., published by the Railroad Manpower Mobilization Committee
InterpretationConfederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest once summed up his military theory as "Get there first with the most men." This axiom was never more true than during World War II as the movement of troops and supplies were of paramount importance with the Allies fighting on two fronts. Transportation took on a tremendous significance and railroads became one of the major war enterprises in the United States. Chicago, with twenty-two trunk line roads, was the hub of the American railway system so it should be no surprise that in 1940 Illinois employed 104, 044 railroad workers (about ten percent of the railroad workers in the United States.) Source: Watters, Mary. Illinois in the Second World War: Volume II, The Production Front. Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library, 1952 (page 138) For more information on transportation see the poster: "Millions of trops are on the move..."
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorRailroad Manpower Mobilization Committee
Other ContributorsTreidler, Adolph, 1886-1981 [artist]
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; World War, 1939-1945--War work--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Transportation--United States;
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20181p
CONTENTdm file name6561820252002_ww20181p.jpg
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