Bad Sign

These metal signs contained a variety of appeals to quit the war. The word choices were awkward but the lettering was done with great skill, as the letters were well formed and uniform size. Letters were not crowded at the end of lines and the lines were spaced evenly. They were well planned and there is an artistic skill in the work. The large rolled up banner on the left is done with the same care.

The parts about surrendering or quitting had no appeal, but the part about not being the last to die made me think. Months before I had changed my mind about this being a war we could win. Those signs put the thought in my mind that someone in my unit could be the last man to die. The enemy won this battle and did not fire a shot. Read the full story.

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