Object details

Category
posters
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
Krogman, W
Place made
Great Britain
Materials

Support: paper

medium: lithograph and letterpress

Dimensions

Support: Height 330 mm, Width 202 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM PST 21434

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