JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
I was looking through my pamphlet collection of Uncle-Sam-on-the-Cover and noticed this one:
This is distant to our relationship with China today, but in 1942/3 China was already embroiled in a war with Japan since 1937 (and actually a good ten years before that of Japanese intervention). In the Second Sino-Japanese War there were more than a million soldiers killed on each side, more so than that wounded--plus an unbelievable 20+ million Chinese civilians were killed.
Uncle Sam looks pretty grim here--the Chinese family is battered, and angry, and resolute. The artist here is the old hand James Montgomery Flagg, and the appeal and impact is very strong.
The pamphlet was an attempt at raising money for the desperate situations in China, and reminds the U.S. that China's role in the war int he Far East was of utmost importance.
[Source: China, a Brief Study of the Chinese...our Allies and Friends, published by United China Relief, New York City, (1942 or 1943). 20pp, illustrated.]