Object details

Category
Posters
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
Unknown (Undefined)
Chromoworks Ltd, Willesden, London (printer)
Royal Navy (publisher/sponsor)
Her Majesty's Stationery Office (publisher/sponsor)
Place made
Great Britain
Materials

Support: paper

medium: lithograph and letterpress

Dimensions

Support: Height 748 mm, Width 491 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM PST 14654

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