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Allen, John Gerald, 1916-1997 :Back to civvies. "The uniform looked better, Sam." [1943-1944]

Reference Number: A-352-047

Shows an Uncle Sam character taking a star-spangled jacket out of a suitcase. Behind him are large sacks of money and hanging on the wall is a soldier's uniform with the words 'Anglo-American co-operation in war' written on the back of the jacket. In a waste-paper bin is a photograph of American President Harry Truman and a document bearing the words 'Lend Lease'. A man looks through the window and comments that 'the uniform looked better, Sam'. Refers to the 'lend-lease' system by which the United States aided its World War II allies with war materials, such as ammunition, tanks, airplanes, and trucks, and with food and other raw materials. When the war ended, so did lend-lease to be replaced by huge stopgap loans on ordinary terms. Britain received $3.75 billion, but only on condition that it make sterling freely convertible.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary), related to John Gerald Allen, Harry S Truman, Uncle Sam (Symbolic character), New Zealand Herald (Newspaper), Oceania, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Pacific Area, World War, 1939-1945, Great Britain - Economic conditions, Great Britain - Foreign relations - United States and Lend-lease operations (1941-1945).

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Allen, John Gerald, 1916-1997 :Back to civvies. "The uniform looked better, Sam." [1943-1944], Reference Number A-352-047 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink and watercolour on thin card, 255 x 355 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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