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Original Vintage WWII Air Force Poster They Cheer - Telephone Wires c1943

They Cheer When You Pay No Attention to Telephone Wires

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22" x 17" - 56cm x 43cm

In this image from the ‘They Cheer’ series of WWII posters, we see an American Air Force pilot tangled in telephone wires due to his lack of attention. His bandaged plane is clearly not amused, unlike the Axis leaders reveling in the pilot's blunder.

The ‘They Cheer’ series of posters was created during WWII by the U.S. Directorate of Air Traffic and Safety and Directorate of Safety Education. The focus in these images is on pilot safety, during a time when no man’s health could be wasted on anything but the war effort. Throughout the series, caricatures of Axis leaders Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Hideki Tojo cheer along when the pilot injures themself. There were originally 16 pieces in the set.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster was printed on heavyweight paper and is in excellent condition.
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