Thursday, August 28, 2014

America Goes to War

I picked up this little 4x7" book at a used book store a while ago, published by Columbia Educational Books in 1941. Given that Pearl Harbour was attacked on Dec 7 1941, they sure didn't waste any time writing and printing it. The last date mentioned is Dec 15th so it appears that the book went to press in less than 15 days. Predictably the content of the 125 pages could be considered straight-up propaganda designed to rally the American people to the cause but I find it interesting that the slogan "Remember Pearl Harbour" was already in print only days after the attack.

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