Monday, May 02, 2011
Admittedly I am not a specialist in WWI I military radio (still doing my reading) but I can tell from this scan that it was posted originally in Italy. Also interesting that the city of Livorno is rendered in English as "Leghorn" while the rest is unaltered. The 5th army area is probably Salerno. According to this site, the Fifth Army was composed of active Army, National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers. They were the first American army to initiate combat on the European mainland in World War II. They landed at Salerno, Italy on September 9th, 1943. Fifth Army was inactivated (in the scope of WWII) in October 1945. So this poster proabbly dates to between 1943 and 1945. While broadcasting continued to the present day, the presence of the 5th did not. More here.