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V-Day Shirt with all the WWII battles listed

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On the back, our shirt has all of the battles in which American forces were involved, listed in order, starting with the attack on Pearl Harbor and ending with the dropping of the atomic bombs, in the shape of "V" for Victory.

On the front, over the left chest, the 48-star flag in dark grey and the years 1941 - 1945.

This design is also available on a poster - great as a learning tool.


Historical Background Behind the Design

Our WWII shirt commemorates the end of WWII, with all of the battles in which American forces were involved are listed in order, starting with the attack on Pearl Harbor and ending with the dropping of the atomic bombs.  

At the the bottom, this quote, from FDR's address to Congress and the nation following the attack on Pearl Harbor:

We will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

The shirt also includes the 48-star American flag with the years of America's involvement, 1941-1945.

May 8, 1945 marks V-E Day, Victory in Europe, when the “cease fire” took effective on 11:01 pm Central European Time. The first signing of surrender occurred on May 7, 1945 in Rheims, France; a second surrender ceremony took place on May 8, 1945 in Berlin. Because of the time difference, Russia and other Eastern Countries mark V-E Day on May 9th.

September 2, 1945 marks V-J Day, Victory in Japan, when Japan signed the surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Browse through other WWII themed products in this collection.

The shirts: We’re offering your choice of design, fabrics, and colors:

  • 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt in Grey — Knitted, dyed, and sewn in the USA. 4.4 oz. S - 3X. See size chart.
  • Our standard 4.3 oz. Poly-Cotton shirt that gets rave reviews. Our softest shirt. It's also our thinnest and lightest. It is very high-quality and long-wearing, but it is thin and light. Lots of people love them, which you can see in the reviews, but if you judge t-shirt quality based on weight or thickness, do not get this one. Instead, get the 100% cotton shirt above. In light blue heather. XS - 3X. See size chart.
  • Limited run. 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt in Safari green — Grown, knitted, dyed, and sewn in the USA. 5.4 oz.  S - 3X. See size chart. This is printed on a thicker and heavier shirt t-shirt compared to the Grey one.

Note that the $3 price difference for the 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt is our higher wholesale cost; there is no additional margin.

 

Credit for the concept and the meticulous research goes to Larisa, one of our regional editors.

Shipping

Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs. And $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.


Timing

We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer.

We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.

We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least two weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for reliable, on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

Additional notes:

  • When fulfillment takes longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.

    Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. We strong recommend selecting UPS (details below), especially during November and December.

      • $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
      • UPS 3 Business Day Select
      Cut off time: Order must be received by 3 pm Eastern and it will ship the next business day.
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
          • $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is much, much higher than what we’re charging, we reserve the right to contact customers to discuss options.

        • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
        Before placing your order, call 469-233-7712.

        Charges for shipping to destinations outside the United States

        Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

        • Canada and Mexico

          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

        • Rest of the World

          • Rates starts at $65.00.

        Additional charges for all destinations

        Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.

          Mission

          Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

          Customer Reviews

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          John N.
          V-Day and Rough Riders t shirts

          Really nice 100%Cotton shirts that remind myself and everyone the velour and sacrifice of those who fought those wars and those who volunteered for being a sol to bring forth freedom and democracy to those oppressed

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          John W.
          V-J Day Shirt

          An awesome shirt to wear anytime and proclaim all the engagements of WWII by the U.S.

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          Erin K.
          Love Love Love

          Only a matter of time before I'll order again. The quality of the shirts is GREAT and the shipping was much faster then I expected. Definitely not one of those thin t-shirts that will denigrate after a few washes. I highly recommend for any history fan in your life.

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          Benjamin G.

          V-Day Shirt with all the WWII battles listed

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          MW
          Fabulous shirt!

          High-quality shirt and the printing was nice and crisp. My 17-year-old son loved it and put it on right out of the package! Thank you for providing such a unique shirt for my resident history buff!

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          Henry L.
          WW II V day t-shirt

          My son loved his t-shirt! He is a 14 year old history buff and this was a great birthday gift for him. I’m looking for Christmas gifts next!

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          Lisa B.
          Awesome shirt!

          My 9-yr-old history nerd LOVES this shirt! Great design!

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          Allison B.
          V-Day shirt

          I LOVE my shirt!! The material is super soft, the fit is perfect, and the design is not only amazing, but also a conversation started....especially when I wear it to work (I'm a history teacher!)

            ["History buff","History lover","History Nerd","History student","History teacher","Memorial day","Unisex","World War II","WWII"]