There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States—every man, woman, and child—is in action and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives and in our daily tasks. Here at home everyone will have the privilege of making whatever self-denial is necessary, not only to supply our fighting men, but to keep the economic structure of our country fortified and secure during the war and after the war.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s radio broadcast to the nation, April 28, 1942

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Plane!



Oh! There’s a plane!
I hate when a plane goes by!
There aren’t many that fly over,
so I know if I see one it means
the Nazis are coming.

They’re coming to bomb us,
or maybe they’re going to the
POW camp in the next county.
Either way, there’s Nazis overhead.
Quick, let’s hide in the barn!

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Poster courtesy University of Maryland.


Andrea Murphy said...

I remember being afraid the Communists were coming.

If that poster wasn't the inspiration for Darth Vader's look I'll be a monkey's auntie.

I'm Jet . . . said...

I agree with the Darth Vader look, Andy.

I remember being in the classroom right before the first Gulf War and hearing/seeing this group of planes overhead. Gave me the willies!