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World War I recruiting poster, 1917

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World War I recruiting poster, 1917 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 10, page 292-293.

When the U.S. entered World War I in 1917, the country had geared up to recruit men to join the Army and Navy.

Many men across the country between 18 and 45, inlcuding thousands of Maine citizens, were drafted, or required to serve in the military.