Japanese Infantry Weapons

Japanese Infantry Weapons:

Japanese Infantry Weapons of World War 2

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Source: Newsmap, U.S. Army Service Forces, Army Information Branch, December 11, 1944.
 

British Aircraft

British Aircraft of World War 2 Poster

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Soviet Infantry

Soviet Infantry WW2

Soviet Infantry (Click to Enlarge)

Source: Newsmap, U.S. Army Service Forces, Army Information Branch, February 1, 1943.
 

Russian Armored Vehicles

“Russian Armored Vehicles” recognition poster from Newsmap, August 1942:

Russian Armored Vehicles of WW2 Poster

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Foxholes: Dig or Die!

FOXHOLES. DIG! OR DIE! (Newsmap, April 1943)

Foxholes Dig or Die (WW2 Training Poster)

  • Tunisia has taught that your life depends on digging in—soon enough and deep enough—with whatever tools you may have at hand. Foxholes protect you effectively from gunfire and mechanized attack and give you a chance to throw some lead yourself.
  • To prevent detection, the foxhole should be blended with the nearby terrain by weaving a lid of sticks and covering it with leaves, grass, or dirt. Where there is no brush, use your shelter half as a cover to break up the dark shadow the hole makes.
  • A BULLET WILL PENETRATE 30 INCHES OF LOOSE SOIL. Loose soil from the foxhole will not protect you from enemy gunfire. Soil should be removed, if possible, but may be packed into a low, solid parapet.
  • A PRONE SHELTER IS NO PROTECTION AGAINST THE CRUSHING ACTION OF TANKS. It is protection from small-arms fire, bomb and artillery fragments. You can dig it easily and sleep in it, but should deepen it into a foxhole as soon as possible.

 

There is No All-Purpose Plane

“There is No All-Purpose Plane” poster from Newsmap, November 1942.

There is No All Purpose Plane WW2 Poster

For the United States, the requirements of this war are extremely varied. Our airplanes are in daily operation against the enemy on many fronts with variations in climate and battle stations that are the severest possible test of military aircraft.

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Your Battleship and Her Requirements

Your Battleship and Her Requirements: (Newsmap, May 1944)

U.S. Navy WW2 Battleship Poster

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WAC 3rd Anniversary

Newsmap poster from April 1945 celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC):

WAC 3rd Anniversary Poster, 1945, WW2

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Italian Navy Uniforms and Insignia

Italian Navy Uniforms and Insignia:

WWII Italian Navy Uniforms and Insignia

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Failure to Recognize

The August 1943 issue of NEWSMAP stressed the importance of accurate tank recognition. Learn to recognize one vehicle from another as instantly as you know “Bill” from “Ed” or a Chevrolet from a Ford. Practice on every vehicle you see and on every picture of one in magazines, newspapers, or newsreels.

Failure to recognize destroyed our own tank… and also cost us a vehicle and crew!
Failure to recognize destroyed our own tank... and also cost us a vehicle and crew!

Know That Vehicle:
Know that Vehicle - Tank Recognition Guide

Source: NEWSMAP, August 2, 1943, Army Information Branch.