Interesting article about counterfeit Christmas cards dropped by the Germans and Japanese on US soldiers during WWII. For over 50 years they have prepared fake Christmas cards that featured those wonderful holiday images as propaganda in an attempt to demoralize the American soldier, make him homesick, and cause him to consider surrender.
CHRISTMAS - ARMY STYLE 1941. A rifle rack gains new utility as Pvts. Kotula and Queen hang their socks on rifles in the rack which is directly in the center of the squad room. "Santa will have to stumble into this, so he can't miss our socks. Camp Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster Replacement Center. December 1941.
U.S. Soldiers Caroleers Circle Globe.The Christmas spirit is universal, the traditions unchanging even in the midst of war. Where ever our American troops are to be found throughout the world Christmas Carols will be heard in joyful hymns on the eve of the Nativity of Christ. In Iceland - "O, Come Ye, O Come Ye, To Bethlehem". 1942.
WWII duffle, originally carried by one H. Rehn of Spokane, Washington of the Fifth Air Force. From Rehn’s markings we can see that he left Spokane on August 8th (year unknown), traveled through Japan and Korea, and made it back stateside just in time for Christmas on December 23rd. Between August 17th and 30th he traveled aboard the SS Marine Devil, and on December 13th he boarded the USS General William Weigel which brought him to San Francisco. (Indian Summer Vintage, 6/05/2011)
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