Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ours To Fight For

The Office of War Information enlisted the support of all major Radio networks to devote hundreds of hours of broadcast time each week to inspirational, informative and patriotic messages and updates on the status of the troops. The OWI also produced thousands of patriotic and informative posters throughout the period. One of its most famous posters, the O.W.I. commissioned Norman Rockwell to create O.W.I Poster No. 47, celebrating the Four Freedoms set down by President Roosevelt in his famous 'Four Freedoms' speech.

Poster provided by Gettysburgs' Greatest Generation Non-Profit Organization.

For historical documents that tell the stories of America's history as a nation and as a people, visit: National Archives

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