• Creator
  • Railroad Manpower Mobilization Committee
  • Created Date
  • 5-2-02
  • Description
  • Poster, color, 13.9 x 17.9 in., published by the Railroad Manpower Mobilization Committee. Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest once summed up his military theory as "Get there first with the most men." This axiom was never more true than during World War II as the movement of troops and supplies were of paramount importance with the Allies fighting on two fronts. Transportation took on a tremendous significance and railroads became one ... more
    Poster, color, 13.9 x 17.9 in., published by the Railroad Manpower Mobilization Committee. Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest once summed up his military theory as "Get there first with the most men." This axiom was never more true than during World War II as the movement of troops and supplies were of paramount importance with the Allies fighting on two fronts. Transportation took on a tremendous significance and railroads became one of the major war enterprises in the United States. Chicago, with twenty-two trunk line roads, was the hub of the American railway system so it should be no surprise that in 1940 Illinois employed 104,044 railroad workers (about ten percent of the railroad workers in the United States.) Source: Watters, Mary. Illinois in the Second World War: Volume II, The Production Front. Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library, 1952 (page 138) For more information on transportation see the poster: "Millions of trops are on the move... World War II. 16 History; 14 Political systems. less
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  • Ww20181p.jpg