Your 'Spitfires' in Action

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM PST 15848
Department
Art and Popular Design
Place made
Great Britain
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 495 mm, Width 371 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: Poster
Creator
Category
posters

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Object description

whole: the four images are positioned in the lower three-quarters, each held within a narrow black border. The badge of the Trinidad and Tobago colonial flag is placed in the lower right, held within a black circular border. The title and text are separate and positioned in the upper quarter and lower half, in black. All set against a yellow background and held within a white and green border. image: the first image is a depiction of an RAF Supermarine Spitfire. The three other images depict several fighter planes involved in aerial attacks on German aircraft, ports and shippping. text: YOUR 'SPITFIRES' IN ACTION TRINIDAD Subscriptions from Trinidad have raised a squadron of 'Spitfire' fighter aircraft. These planes protect British homes and industries from aerial attack and harass enemy shipping and transport. When enemy bombers approach Great Britain, the fighters go up to drive them away. Here is a Trinidad fighter plane shooting down an enemy bomber over one of Britain's industrial towns. Trinidad fighter planes also take part in offensive sweeps over enemy-occupied territory and cause much damage to shipping and transport and communications with their machine-gun fire. Trinidad fighters protect Allied merchant shipping from hostile aircraft. Many vital cargoes have reached port only because of the watchful presence of fighter planes. Thank you, Trinidad! Other war gifts from Trinidad to Britain's war front include contributions for Bombers, Mobile Canteens, the British Red Cross Fund, the Lord Mayor of London's Air Raid Distress Fund and other war funds. MISCERIQUE PROBAT POPULOS ET FŒDERA JUNGI PRINTED IN ENGLAND 51-2979

Physical description

51-2979. This poster was printed in Great Britain for distribution in Trinidad. Additional versions were produced for distribution amongst various other parts of the British Empire (see PST 15842, PST 15843, PST 15844, PST 15845, PST 15846, PST 15847, PST 15849, PST 15850, PST 15851, PST 15852, PST 15853, PST 15854, PST 15855, PST 15856, PST 15857, PST 15858, PST 15859, PST 15860, PST 15861, PST 15862, PST 15863, PST 15864, PST 15865 and PST 15866). 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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