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Joe Louis was a great fighter, but also an important figure during World War II. Louis fought a charity bout for the Navy Relief Society against his former opponent Buddy Baer on January 9, 1942, which generated $47,000 for the fund. The next day, he volunteered to enlist as a private in the United States Army at Camp Upton, Long Island. Newsreel cameras recorded his induction, including a staged scene in which a soldier-clerk asked, "What's your occupation?" and Louis replied in a nervous rush, "Fighting and let us at them Japs." Offered here is an original U.S. Army recruiting poster picturing Joe Louis and using his famous quotation, "We're going to do our part and we'll win because we're on God's side." On linen. Fold lines. 28 x 40”.
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