Two down and one to go (War Department Pamphlet No. 21-31)
Washington D. C. U.S. Government Prining Office, (1945). First edition. Softcover. 26pp. Original stapled wraps, illustrated with a reproduction of a caricature by Arthur Szyk of Hitler, Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito. Szyk crossed out the faces of Hitler and Mussolini with red X's, hence the title that only Japan remains left to be beaten. Illustrated with six partly colored reproductions of drawings (artist unknown). "Now, together with our allies we shall concentrate devastating power against this treacherous enemy, and rid the world permanently of this menace of barbarism. We can do this if every American, in or out of Uniform, keeps in heart and mind the plain fact that we will not have won this war, nor can we enjoy any peace until Japan is completely crushed. G. C. Marshall. Chief of Staff, United States Army." Interestingly, the date printed in the pamphlet is 28 April 1945, two days prior to Hitler's suicide. Very slight creasing on wraps, otherwise in near fine condition. Item #23954
"You, yourselves - the 8,000,000 members of the Army of the United States - have helped work out this plan for demobilization. It is a plan designed to return men to civilian life in the succession justified by their military service and family responsibilities. Soldiers who have seen the most action, who have suffered the greatest hardships, who have been on the fighting fronts, and those with children who need their guidance - these men will leave the service first. The plan presented in this pamphlet has been drafted to make such a demobilization possible."