Millions of troops are on the move...is your trip necessary?
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Poster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office Rationing of gasoline and rubber for tires led to the increased use of mass transportation by civilians in World War II. Transportation of military personnel and munitions was the top priority for mass transportation providers, particularly the railroads. By 1944 railroads were responsible for 72 percent of the wartime transportation in the United States. Although travel was never rationed, civilians were asked to voluntarily limit their travel to "essential" trips and to vacation at home. Other posters on this topic are: "Me Travel?" "Millions of Troops are on the Move" "War Traffic Must Come First World War II 14 Political systems; 16 History
|United States. Office of Defense Transportation|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Transportation--Energy conservation--United States|
World War, 1939-1945--Transportation--United States
War posters, American
World War II
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