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Yangtze Patrol Propaganda Poster

Posted: March 19th, 2024 | No Comments »

A propaganda poster designed by RE Goode for the gunboats of the USA Navy Yangtze River Patrol (the “Yangpat”). The poster depicts the USS Oahu onthe Yangtze River. The text reads:

“Powerful light draft naval vessels protect American lives, alleviating distress and assisting commerce on the upper Yangtze River. These gunboats penetrate regions over 1300 miles from the sea in a land where transportation and communication is primitive.”

The Oahu was one of six new gunboats launched in 1926 patrolling the river and tributaries from Shanghai to Chungking. She was sunk in battle during WWII in Manila Bay in 1942.

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