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    Wake Island (Twentieth Century Fox, 1942). Poster (32.5" X 39"). This was one of the first major Hollywood propaganda films that dealt with America's forced entry into WWII. The movie focuses on America's struggle to defend the small Pacific island despite being heavily outnumbered during the Japanese attack. The military defeat of the Americans is accurately shown in the film as a moral victory and was a rousing box office success, garnered four Oscar nominations. There is one long tear that runs vertically through the center, light surface wrinkles, small border tears and fold lines. The poster has been professionally restored, greatly minimizing these defects. This poster is somewhat of a novelty, displaying a dateline of the attack, with photo insets from the movie. We're speculating this poster was issued by the government to be displayed in a public format, such as a post office or recruiting office. Very Fine on Linen.

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    November, 2004
    18th Thursday
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