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Recruiting Posters

Recruiting Posters

1943-1945

Homeland Defense and Preparedness

During World War II, several federal government agencies and organizations in the Southeast created records detailing their contributions to homeland defense and preparedness. Many of these records were created by the U.S. Navy which identified and engaged enemy submarines, conducted intelligence operations, and trained military personnel. Other federal agencies contributed to the preparedness of American military personnel by manufacturing and repairing ships, weapons, and ammunition, as well as building military installations. With the help of local communities they also fed, housed, and entertained the thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines, and workers who answered the call of the war effort at home.