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    War Propaganda Poster (U. S. Government, 1943). World War II Poster (22" X 28"). War. "They Did Their Part." Albert, Francis, George, Joseph and Madison Sullivan were born in Waterloo, Iowa, between 1914 and 1920. George and Francis enlisted in the Navy in 1937. Their three younger brothers joined the service in early 1942. The family lost all of their sons when the five Sullivan brothers were killed at Guadalcanal on the cruiser Juneau on November 11, 1942. When public sympathy swelled, the Navy ruled that brothers could not serve aboard the same vessel. The story of this tragedy caught Hollywood's attention and in 1943 the film, "The Sullivans", was released, starring Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle and Ward Bond. At the New York Premier, in the lobby of the Roxie Theater, the Sullivan brothers' parents sold war bonds to raise money for the war effort and to boost public morale. This very scarce poster only has a very minor corner crease and slight wrinkle. Near Mint+.

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