The “Americans will always fight for liberty (1778,1943)” poster was designed to show the historical role of the U.S armed forces throughout the ages fighting for liberty. It depicts the legacy of U.S. freedom fighters which continues to this day. This poster was published in 1943 by the U.S war office to garner support for the U.S war effort during world war 2.
The poster makes a link between the then present day soldiers going to fight for liberty from the Nazi’s and the role of the continental army back in 1778 that won the U.S independence from the British Empire. We see the U.S soldiers marching in front of the continental army and looking across at them with respect. The sky overhead is dark behind the continental army and light next to the modern day army.
The “Americans will always fight for liberty (1778,1943)” poster was designed by Bernard Perlin who was a well known magic realism painter and war poster maker. He lived from 1918 – 2014 and one of his other famous world war 2 poster was the “Let’em have it – Buy extra war bonds” poster.
This poster is part of our collection of home front poster collection which depicts propaganda posters from numerous conflicts aimed at the civilians at home.