Your 'Spitfires' in Action - Thank You, Leeward Islands!

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  • Art.IWM PST 8261
Department
Art and Popular Design
Place made
Great Britain
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 497 mm, Width 371 mm
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  • object category: Poster
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Category
posters

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whole: black text is positioned at the top. Four square framed images are placed underneath in two columns of two. Beneath each image are a few lines of text in black. Further text in black is located at the bottom with a circular logo in the bottom right corner. All is set against an orange background with a red and white border. image: four images depicting Spitfires in action. In the top left image three Spitfires are stationary in an airfield against a cloudy sky. In the top right, three Spitfires are shown engaged in a dogfight with three German planes, one of which is on fire. This is taking place above a countryside town. In the bottom left three Spitfires are displayed raiding a German dock. In the bottom right two Spitfires are depicted protecting a shipping convoy, having shot down another German plane which has burst into flames. text: YOUR 'SPITFIRES' IN ACTION Thank you, Leeward Islands! Other war gifts from the Leeward Islands include a mobile canteen, subscriptions for the Red Cross and St John Fund, Air Raid relief, King George's Fund for Sailors, Anti-Aircraft Command Welfare, Merchant Navy Comforts Fund, Aid to Russia, and many other funds. [In addition a caption accompanies each image.]

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