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Original U.S. WWII US Marine Corps Cardboard Standee Tabletop Display Recruitment Aid - 22” x 5”

Regular price $295.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a fantastic piece of WWII Marine Corps history. This tabletop display is what’s known as a “standee”, a cardboard cutout with a foldable bracket on the back that “locks” into place allowing it to stand on its own. The condition is really good and exhibits signs of long “service” with the Marine Corps Recruiting Command.

In World War II, the Marines played a central role in the Pacific War, participating in nearly every significant battle.

The Corps also saw its peak growth as it expanded from two brigades to two corps with six divisions, and five air wings with 132 squadrons. In addition, 20 Defense Battalions were also stood up, as well as a Parachute Battalion. In all, the Corps totaled at a maximum end strength of over 475,000 Marines, the highest in its history.

This display piece stands at 22 inches tall with a base width of 5 inches. The image is of a US Marine wearing his dress blues with a sign that reads as:

U.S. MARINE
Dress
BLUE UNIFORM

THE FAMILIAR “BLUES”
OF THE LEATHERNECK

SEVEN SHINING BRASS
BUTTONS ON THE
CHEST WITH THREE
ON EACH SLEEVE
SYMBOLIZING THE
ORIGINAL THIRTEEN
COLONIES.

A lovely example that comes more than ready for display.

Dress Blues
There are common threads woven in the flag of our Nation and the dress blue uniform of our Marines. Sewn from the ideals America stands for and the resolve our Marines fight with, this is the only uniform in the U.S. military designated to include the red, white, and blue colors of the American flag. The distinctive dress blue uniform Marines wear represents the values Marines live, and has origins dating back to the American Revolution. Dress blues are worn for many events, including ceremonies with foreign officials, visits with U.S. civil officials, and formal social functions attended in an official capacity. Wherever Marines wear this uniform, they do so proudly, standing united as the moral fiber that forms the fabric of our Nation.

Blood Stripe
The promotion from lance corporal to corporal is a momentous one for all enlisted Marines, as it means they have been trusted to serve our Nation as Noncommissioned Officers, a designation that allows them to add the legendary "Blood Stripe" to their uniform. Traditionally, Officers, Staff Noncommissioned Officers, and Noncommissioned Officers of the Marine Corps have worn this scarlet red stripe on their dress blue trousers to commemorate the courage and tenacious fighting of the men who fought in the Battle of Chapultepec in September of 1847. Today, the blood stripe symbolizes honor and our Nation's eternal gratitude for all fallen Marines.

Eagle, Globe, And Anchor
There is no better symbol for the purpose we serve than the emblem every Marine earns: The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, which has represented the title every Marine has earned since 1868. The eagle represents the proud Nation we defend. It stands at the ready with our coastlines in sight and the entire world within reach of its outstretched wings. The globe represents our worldwide presence, impact, and reputation as a fighting force that wins on behalf of our Nation's people and progress. The anchor points both to the Marine Corps naval heritage and its ability to access any battleground across any coastline in the world. Together, the eagle, globe, and anchor symbolize our commitment to defend our Nation and advance its ideals.

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