Popular Mechanics March 1942 - Building the Liberty Fleet - Great Condition - Fascinating Articles and Many Vintage Ads - World War 2

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A beautifully preserved copy of POPULAR MECHANICS magazine from March 1942 - Building the Liberty Fleet. These wartime magazines contain numerous fascinating articles about soldiers in battle theaters in Europe, Japan and the machines that helped America win the war. The advertisements are great preservation of American wartime propaganda, with many patriotic automobile, cigarette, and men's care product advertisements inside. Hours of fascinating reading and browsing at your fingertips. Many of these ads are suitable for framing.

These wartime issues show how the entire country was vested in winning the war for the Allies, and everything from the articles about new technologies to assist them, to this issues featured stories about building the Liberty Fleet (or rebuilding it as it were) 3 months after Pearl Harbor. Also included are the controls in a fight plane cockpit, and a full page Harley Davidson advertisement on the inside back cover.

Your magazine will be expertly bubblewrapped and sandwiched between stiff cardboard in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope. I can ship up to 5 issues inside one of these envelopes, so if you 'd like to purchase multiple copies please do so to save on shipping.

We will be listing more of these great magazines from the 1940s and 1950s soon. Check back!

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