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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

This Man May Die: 1943

This Man May Die: 1943

Private Ivan A. Smith, editor of the Camp Hood Panther, at Camp Hood, Texas, originated this novel method of reminding fellow soldiers to practice discretion. From the Office of War Information, 1943. View full size.

 

Shoulder Patch

He wears the shoulder patch of a Tank Destroyer unit.

whoa

whoa, very blunt, but im pretty sure it worked.

Novel

I bet Ivan A. Smith was a big hit at parties.

 
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