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

Volume 12, Number 2, June 2018

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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