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Naval History and Heritage Command

Don't Miss Your Great Opportunity

Poster with pictrure of WAVEs walking in front of the New York City skyline
Description: Poster; by John Falter; 1944; Unframed Dimensions 20H X 16W
Accession #: 70-623-I
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In her memoir, "Mother was a Gunner's Mate: World War II in the Waves," Josette Dermody Wingo remarked, "New York, here I am at last, worldly and sophisticated as I've always known my true self to be-just like the recruiting poster with two leggy WAVES...in summer dress whites who stride in step in front of the Manhattan skyline. Underneath it asks, 'Are you going to miss the great adventure?' Not me."

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