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World War II

World War II

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World War II

Original color 22 x 28 poster of the five Sullivan Brothers, issued in 1943, OWI Poster 42. Poster features an image of the brothers with, “The five Sullivan brothers ‘missing in action’ off the Solomons. They did their part,” printed near the bottom. Printed along the bottom edge is “U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-510254.” In fine condition, with a few small separations along the intersecting storage folds. It was the death of all five brothers during the war in the Pacific that inspired the film Saving Private Ryan. The tragedy was also responsible for the military regulation that only a certain number of family members can serve in combat at the same time. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014