Lot 408

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Unusual Mexican World War II propaganda poster, 18" x 12 1/2", depicting a young man wielding a Mexican flag, with an image of an exploding oil tanker in the background. The poster is entitled "El Grito de Guerra", and is marked at the bottom edge as being designed by Luis Araiza, published by the Secretary of Governance and printed by "Galas", based on an original painting by David Arreola. The poster references the sinking of the Mexican tanker PORTERO DE LLANO by the German submarine U-564 in May of 1942. Her sinking, along with that of a second tanker several days later, provoked a then-neutral Mexico to enter the war on the side of the Allies. Shows several surface scuffs and minor soiling and fading, else very good.

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April 17, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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