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War Traffic Must Come First, Don't Waste Transportation
War Traffic Must Come First, Don't Waste Transportation
Resource Typeimage
TitleWar Traffic Must Come First, Don't Waste Transportation
Coverage / Year1943(?)
DescriptionPoster, color, 14 x 18 in., published by the Association of American Railroads in cooperation with the Office of Defense Transportation
InterpretationRationing of gasoline and rubber for tires led to the increased use of mass transportation by civilians in World War II. Transportation of military personnel and munitions was the top priority for mass transportation providers, particularly the railroads. By 1944 railroads were responsible for 72 percent of the wartime transportation in the United States. Although travel was never rationed, civilians were asked to voluntarily limit their travel to "essential" trips and to vacation at home. Other posters on this topic are: "Me Travel?" "Millions of Troops are on the Move" "War Traffic Must Come First"
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of War Information
Subject / KeywordsTransportation--Energy conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Transportation--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20037p
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