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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 12, Number 2, June 2018
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Pat Tompkins
San Mateo, California, USA


Gun on the Wall

When Germany sank the Lusitania, sailing from New York to Liverpool, nearly 1,200 passengers drowned. A month later, a poster appeared, with a simple message in a war in which almost nothing was simple. This propaganda masterpiece depicts a young woman in a white gown and the baby in her arms, drowning. Below, one word, in capital letters: ENLIST.

a cloudburst
strafes cratered fields
static charge
soldiers seeding the land
for the next war

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