Friday, September 26, 2014

Wilmington At War: "We Are All Targets"

From the May 8, 2012, Wilmington (NC) Star-News "Back Then."

MAY 1, 1942:  On most days, the Wilmington Star ran ads for war bonds.

One showed soldiers manning a large anti-aircraft gun with the words "It takes money to win victory--Here's an example, this anti-aircraft gun cost $50,000.  Your house may not be a military target, but bombs do not stop to inquire....  In this war, as in no other in history, we are all targets."

The ad went on to say that 20,000 of these guns were needed and Americans were urged to use 10% of their income to buy war bonds.

Series E bonds were being advertised which matured in ten years and if kept the full-term, paid $4 on every $3 loaned to the government.

Buy Those Bonds.  --GreGen

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