The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, September 26, 2011

World War II Recruiting Posters

How To Be A Retronaut posted a nice set of recruitment posters from World War II.  The group includes not only the armed services, but also support groups like the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, SPARS, and the U.S. Merchant Marine.  During the period of the war when German U-Boats roamed the Atlantic at will, a career in the Merchant Marine could easily be as dangerous as combat.

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