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Join the Tanks US WWI Tank Corp Recruiting Poster Recruiting Poster - Lapel Pin

Join the Tanks US WWI Tank Corp Recruiting Poster Recruiting Poster - Lapel Pin

  • ca 1917
  • 19 x 25 inches ~ (48 x 63 cm)
  • Linen backed

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and gives support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself.

    The price of this poster includes linen backing.

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  • Please note this poster is on old linen backing and was folded after backing, there is a visible vertical and horizontal file. VERY rare early tank corp poster.

    All those who long to wear our country’s coat must seriously search their hearts today. If they are fit and somehow free to fight , with the education and spirit demanded in leaders of men, our country needs them o needs them today. They are needed for the latest and most terrible weapon of them all. They are needed for the tanks - for the tanks that are the unfailing reliance of the host of Right against the horde of the Hun. There is no service greater or more glorious than theirs. They break the deep lines of the cunning foe, they destroy his murderous machine gun nests, they save by thousands the lives of those who follow with the decisive bayonet. They are at once a tremendous battering ram for our armies and their surest shield. The insignia of the tank corp are symbols of glory and dashing outranked by none. Not even the aviator’s wings can outshine the splendor of their fame today or the honor they will bestow in after years upon their wearers. The opportunity to have them on the collar of our country’s coat has been seized by many. Especially have mechanics and engineers offered themselves in abundant numbers to guide and maintain the three hundred horse that charge within a single tank. So many of these have come that the need for more is small. But the need for others is great [ the need for lieutenants, sergeants, and captains - to command and direct the tanks. If you have the education and experience, the mind and body and spirit, needed in leaders, come forward. Through your draft board we can permit you to enlist today. You can be commissioned in a month, and be overseas in sixty days, In no branch of the service can you more speedily get into the battle, in no fighting branch can you win a commission more swiftly, in none is there greater need for Men today.</p align="justify">

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