The “They’re fighting harder than ever .Are you buying more war bonds than ever?” poster was used to motivate civilians to buy war bonds during World War 2.
War bonds were used to help finance the war effort. The government issued bonds which they encouraged those at home to buy in order to raise money to provide weapons and supplies to the front line. During World War 1 and World War 2 war bonds were used in nearly all countries that participated in the wars. This poster is part of collection of war bonds posters from both of these conflicts. Other favourites include the “Keep him flying – Buy war bonds” poster and the “You buy ’em, we’ll fly ’em!” poster.
This poster depicts soldiers deep in battle on the frontline, these heroic images of U.S. soldiers moving forward against all odds. They were used to inspire those at home to support their ongoing fight.
The “They’re fighting harder than ever” poster was designed by John Newton Hewitt who lived from 1885 to 1958. The poster was published by the U.S treasury who were responsible for creation and promotion of these bonds.