3 Reasons Why These 3 Can’t Win!

North American Aviation - published in Life - August 31, 1942

North American Aviation – published in Life – August 31, 1942
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A couple of things I find interesting about this ad…

Notice how the headline is "these 3" yet Benito Mussolini is not mentioned in the text. I find this odd as it would be almost another year before he was removed from power.

I also find the illustration quite noteworthy. While certainly not a flattering caricature, this is one of the few wartime illustrations of Emperor Hirohito or any Japanese person during World War II that did not include any racial stereotypes.

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