Halloween in WWII

I know I am a day early but with all the trick or treaters calling tomorrow I might not be have the time to do a piece then.

Although Halloween is originally a Celtic event.Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland. I will be looking at the WWII celebrations of Halloween from an American perspective.. Below are pictures and posters of Halloween during the Second World War. However I am starting of with a picture from before WWII, in fact it is a picture of Halloween 1918, 11 days before the war end. The reason why I am posting this picture is because of the use of the Swastika,long before the Nazi’s stole it.

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1942 propaganda poster.

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1944

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Horror movies were still being made during the war these are posters from “the Uninvited” which was released a few weeks before Halloween 1944.

Children in Halloween Costumes at High Point, Seattle, 1943

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Japanese American group of evacuees in Halloween costumes and make-up at the Harvest Festival on October 31, 1942 at the Tule Lake Relocation Center in California.

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Coca-Cola Halloween poster 1944

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4th November 1942: A GI and his girl friend dancing at a Halloween party for US soldiers in London during WW II.

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I suppose it was easier to face horrors of Halloween then the real horrors of World War II

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