Fighting Abroad

Military recruitment posters in World War II echoed World War I recruitment posters by focusing on heroism and patriotism, but also invited recruits to learn new technologies like radar. 

Fight Join the Navy

"Fight Join the Navy"

McClelland Barclay, The Naval Reservation Bureau


Military service opened more broadly and more officially to women through the auxiliary services in World War II, and posters reflected the serious impact that women could have on the tide of the war in nursing, communications, transportation, and other fields.