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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Chinese
Title:Our Armies Will Bend but Will Not Break
Date Made:1942
Type:Poster
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:Sheet: 31 in x 10 in; 78.7 cm x 25.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. ctr. (black ink on white background): [Chinese character, Yi qian pu hou ji de jing shen cui hui kuang kou de bao li!]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (red i nk on black background): [Chinese character, Jun shi wei yuan hui zheng zhi bu zhi]; STAMP: recto, upp. r. (stamp with black ink): Our Armies will bend / But will not Break; STAMP: recto, lwr. r. (stamp with black ink): Our Armies will bend / But will not Break.
Accession Number:  MH 2017.29.47
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
WWII poster in a long vertical style with black, red, and white. The top part is a stylized hand holding a torch over a silhouette of a map of China (including Mongolia). Chinese characters below reads: "Fight to destroy the violence of (Japanese) invaders with perseverance!" Another line at the bottom reads: "Made by the Politics Department of Military Committe."

Tags:
posters; wars; propaganda; red; white; black; hands; text; Asian; fires

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