Original WW2 GI Magazine 

YANK - The Army Weekly (British Edition)

January 7, 1945

 

During the war, the U.S. Military and civilian groups produced magazines for the soldiers. This helped to keep them informed, but mostly entertained and was an important part of the war effort. This is an original magazine from that era. 

 

** U.S. GI **

G.I. are initials used to describe the soldiers of the United States Army and airmen of the United States Air Forces and general items of their equipment. The term G.I. has been used as an initialism of "Government Issue," "General Issue," or "Ground Infantry," but it originally referred to "galvanized iron," as used by the logistics services of the United States Armed Forces.

 

** World War Two **

World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. In a total war directly involving more than 100 million personnel from more than 30 countries, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. Aircraft played a major role in the conflict, enabling the strategic bombing of population centres and the only two uses of nuclear weapons in war. World War II was by far the deadliest conflict in human history; it resulted in 70 to 85 million fatalities, a majority being civilians. Tens of millions of people died due to genocides, starvation, massacres, and disease. In the wake of the Axis defeat, Germany and Japan were occupied, and war crimes tribunals were conducted against German and Japanese leaders.

Original WW2 GI Magazine - January 7, 1945

SKU: CP GI Mag #8
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