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American Will Always Fight for Liberty

1943

American artist Bernard Perlin (b.1918) drew on the popular memory of General Washington’s ragged army at Valley Forge to compose this powerful image of American soldiers, past and present, during the darkest days of the Second World War. Posters like this were displayed in post offices, libraries, schools, factories and other public places to strengthen resolve in the fight against Fascism. Perlin’s work powerfully associated two of our nation’s epic struggles for freedom: The American War of Independence and what was already known in 1943 as World War Two.