Your Food Flying Squad in Action

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  • Art.IWM PST 15806
Art and Popular Design
Place made
Great Britain
Subject period
  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
  • Support: Height 505 mm, Width 377 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: Poster

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whole: the three images are positioned in the lower three-quarters, each held within a narrow black border. An emblem featuring an elephant and a tree is located in the lower right, held within a black circular border. The title and main text are separate and positioned in the upper quarter and lower half, in black. Further text is integrated and located in the upper half and lower right, also in black. All set against a yellow background and held within a white and green border. image: three images illustrating the use of Food Flying Squad vans to provide food for civilians who have lost their homes in bombing raids. The first image is a depiction of a convoy of vans driving along a country road towards a town. Smoke rises from the town and searchlights light up the dawn sky. The second image is a depiction of five women cooking food in large metal drums. The third image is a depiction of a group of civilians smiling and raising mugs of hot drinks in a toast. In the background, the ruins of bombed houses are visible. text: YOUR FOOD FLYING SQUAD IN ACTION MINISTRY OF FOOD FOOD FLYING SQUAD Presented by THE PEOPLE OF GAMBIA MINISTRY OF FOOD FOOD FLYING SQUAD Presented by THE PEOPLE OF GAMBIA German bombs have fallen on a town in Britain and many people are homeless. The Food Flying Squad drivers set out in convoy at dawn from a nearby town bringing hot food and drinks. One convoy of Flying Squad vans forms a complete field kitchen. Hot soup and food are soon prepared by the welfare workers for the homeless people who are cold and hungry. MINISTRY OF FOOD FOOD FLYING SQUAD Presented by THE PEOPLE OF The loss of a home seems less tragic when you are no longer hungry. through Gambia's gift, German bombs lose their sting. Thank you, Gambia! Other war gifts from Gambia include subscriptions for 'Spitfire' aircraft and contributions to the War Charities Fund for British Red Cross and St. John, Aid to Russia and many other funds. G. Printed in England by Sanders Phillips and Co. LTD., 51-3176.

Physical description

51-3176. This poster was printed in Great Britain for distribution in Gambia. Part of a series of similar posters distributed throughout the British Empire to thank the colonies for their contribution to the war effort (see PST 8260, PST 8261, PST 15349, and PST 15803 to PST 15866).

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