The intensity of jungle warfare is in on display in this American WWII poster by Sargeant D.N. Roman. Depicted is the battle for Peleliu, a small island in Micronesia. Over 1300 Marines were lost in the battle for the Japanese-run island. It is part of a 1945 enlistment campaign by the U.S. Marine Corps, which depicted different scenes of battle. Each poster in the series features art by an active servicemember.
The text of this poster reads: "Peleliu - Landing at Peleliu on Sept. 15th, 1944, veterans of the First Marines Division met fierce resistance from enemy troops entrenched in ridges and caves. The Marines routed many of the foe with flame as the island was secured in a 26-day pitched battle".
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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