McLeod: “We’ll lick em – just give us the stuff!” 1943


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McLeod: “We’ll lick em – just give us the stuff!” 1943. The artist shows a soldier stationed somewhere in the Pacific proudly displays a ragged a bullet riddled Japanese flag.  Nelson notes “The presence of blood on the soldier’s arm marks an early appearance of graphic wounds on war posters.  Nevertheless, the soldier’s statuesque and hearty demeanor indicates he is healthy and feeling good.  The soldier’s coloring is odd.  He seems strangely pale or to covered with dust.  The coloration is particularly strange compared with the vivid red of the flag.  The enemy flag has been reduced to a mere souvenir. Nelson 125. 40×28 near mint, conservation backed.