Object details

Related period
Second World War (content)
Unknown (Undefined)
Examiner, Colombo, Ceylon (printer)
RAF Welfare, Ceylon (publisher/sponsor)
Place made
Ceylon, Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Support: paper

medium: letterpress


Support: Height 508 mm, Width 253 mm

Mount: Height 515 mm, Width 380 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM PST 20653

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