The War in Pictures

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  • Art.IWM PST 15685
Art and Popular Design
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Great Britain
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
  • Support: Height 635 mm, Width 508 mm
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  • object category: Poster

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Object description

whole: the 14 images occupy the majority. The title is separate and positioned across the top edge, in green. The text is separate and placed in the upper centre and beneath each image as a caption, also in green. All set against a white background. image: a series of photographs illustrating different aspects of the Allied war effort, including depictions of military vehicles, military personnel and civilian war workers. text: H7210-D753-775P-20/7/43 THE WAR IN PICTURES BRITISH WOMEN AIR AMBULANCE ORDERLIES : BUILDING BRITAIN'S BOMBERS AND SHIPS : CANADIAN TANK REGIMENT PREPARES FOR BATTLE : PARATROOP LEARNS A VITAL LESSON : GIBRALTAR'S SHOCK TROOPS : NEW AND BETTER SPITFIRES : WOMEN IN BRITISH SHIPYARDS R.A.F. mechanics give the engines of a Halifax bomber a final inspection before a raid on Berlin. Two of Britain's new merchant ships lying side by side, almost ready to slip off the stocks and to be towed away to the engine fitting yards. A British submarine, home from a successful patrol, being made fast after her return to port. Some of Gibraltar's special shock troops practise assault tactics. They are keen and tough and ready for any emergency. Three air ambulance orderlies of the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force. They tend sick or wounded airmen and bring them back from remote stations for hospital treatment. Mr. Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain, during a visit to war factory workers in Britain. A British paratroop learns to control a parachute on the ground. He has failed to empty the 'chute and is being dragged along. The instructor goes to his assistance. A Seafire, naval version of the Spitfire, landing on the flight deck of the huge British aircraft carrier, the Indomitable. New and better Spitfires are now flying with the R.A.F. They have a number of improvements, including a four-bladed propeller and are more than a match for the latest German fighters. The assembly line in one of Britain's great aircraft factories producing Lancaster bombers. This factory has many hundreds of women workers. Churchill tanks of a Canadian Army Tank Regiment ready to set off for the 'battle area' during large-scale assault exercises in Britain. Women's Auxiliary Air Force girls unload provisions to be transferred to a barge-borne balloon unit. This is one of the latest W.A.A.F. activities. Canadian-built infantry tanks, loaded aboard flat cars, leave Montreal on the first lap of their long journey to the Russian front. British women play a vital part in the shipbuilding industry. Here a woman worker is seen feeding the riveters with red hot rivets, which she heats on the top deck. Picture Sheet No. 36 Issued by Information Office, P.O. Box 1150, Salisbury

Physical description

Picture Sheet No. 36. Part of a series of posters produced under the titles 'The War in Pictures' and 'The War Told For You in Pictures'. H7210. D753. 775P.



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