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Millions of troops are on the move...is your trip necessary?
Millions of troops are on the move...is your trip necessary?
Resource Typeimage
TitleMillions of troops are on the move...is your trip necessary?
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationRationing of gasoline and rubber for tires led to the increased use of mass transportation by civilians in World War II. Transportation of military personnel and munitions was the top priority for mass transportation providers, particularly the railroads. By 1944 railroads were responsible for 72 percent of the wartime transportation in the United States. Although travel was never rationed, civilians were asked to voluntarily limit their travel to "essential" trips and to vacation at home. Other posters on this topic are: "Me Travel?" "Millions of Troops are on the Move" "War Traffic Must Come First"
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of Defense Transportation
Other ContributorsMelbourne, Montgomery [artist]
Subject / KeywordsTransportation--Energy conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Transportation--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifierww20036p
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