World War II propaganda poster (1943). Mexico declared war on the Axis powers on May 22, 1942, days after two of its oil tankers, Potrero del Llano and Faja de Oro, were destroyed by German U-boats in the Gulf of Mexico. While some Mexican troops fought alongside US troops against the Japanese in the Phillipines towards the end of the war, Mexico’s main contribution to the war effort was the enactment of the Bracero Program, a guest worker program which eventually sent hundreds of thousands of Mexican men to work in the United States during its two decade-long history.
San Francisco, California. The family unit in kept intact in various phases of evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry. …A view at Wartime Civil Control Administration station, 2020 Van Ness Avenue, on April 6, 1942, when first group of 664 was evacuated from San Francisco. The family unit likewise is preserved in War Relocation Authority centers where evacuees will spend the duration.
This photo of Japanese-American evacuees was taken by Dorothea Lange on April 6, 1942. Professional photographers such as Lange were commissioned by the WRA to document the daily life and treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.