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Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Y Darn Papur

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Y Darn Papur
Y Darn Papur. Recruitment poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee as Poster No. 15. Welsh version of The Scrap of Paper - Prussias Perfidy

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Poster -- Silver Bullets

WW1 Poster -- Silver Bullets
You have in your pocket Silver Bullets that will stop the Germans. Lend them to your Country by investing in the War Loan today

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- The Scrap of Paper

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- The Scrap of Paper
The Scrap of Paper - Prussias Perfidy - Britains Bond. Enlist Today. Recruitment poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee as Poster No. 7

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Halt

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Halt
Halt! Go into Training and Help the Boys at the Front. Recruitment poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee as Poster No. 45

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- To the Young Women of London

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- To the Young Women of London
To the Young Women of London. Is your " Best Boy" wearing Khaki? Recruitment poster, one of thirteen produced in Britain between August 1914 - March 1916. 1914

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- If the Cap Fits You

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- If the Cap Fits You
f the Cap Fits You, Join the Army Today. Recruitment poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee as Poster No. 53

Background imageBritain Collection: Poster - British Military

Poster - British Military
King Edwards Horse, The Kings Oversea Dominions Regiment, Special Reserve, Colonel in Chief His Majesty the King. Coloured chromolithograph poster after Hassall, 1908 (c)

Background imageBritain Collection: Notice published by London Licensed Victuallers, WW1

Notice published by London Licensed Victuallers, WW1
Prohibition of Treating (ie buying a drink for another person). Notice published by London Licensed Victuallers, 11 October 1915

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- To the Women of Britain

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- To the Women of Britain
To the Women of Britain -- Some of your men folk are holding back on your account. Won t you prove your love for your Country by persuading them to go

Background imageBritain Collection: WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division

WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division
Screen-print poster, published circa 1950, showing the activities of the 52nd Lowland Division during the Second World War, with a map of Northern Europe, and unit badges along the top and bottom

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Special Jewish Unit

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Special Jewish Unit
Britain has been all she could be to Jews. Jews will be all they can be to Britain. Join the Special Jewish Unit. Recruitment poster

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- More Men

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- More Men
Lord Kitchener Calls For More Men -- God Save the King. Recruitment poster, issued 19 May 1915. One of thirteen printed posters produced in Britain between August 1914 and March 1916. 1915

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Army Reserve

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Army Reserve
Proclamation regarding the Army Reserve, Army Form D 451, dated 20 December 1915. One of thirteen printed posters produced in Britain between August 1914 - March 1916. 1915

Background imageBritain Collection: WW2 Poster -- Map of the British Army

WW2 Poster -- Map of the British Army
A Map of the British Army with Battle Honours, Military Achievements and Regimental Badges, first published in 1944 by HM Forces Savings Committee

Background imageBritain Collection: WW2 Poster -- Women of Britain Come Forward Now

WW2 Poster -- Women of Britain Come Forward Now
Women of Britain -- These scientific instruments demand nimble fingers and quick brains. Come Forward Now. Recruitment poster, Auxiliary Territorial Service

Background imageBritain Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Letter from George V

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Letter from George V
An open letter To my people from King George V. One of thirteen printed posters produced in Britain between August 1914 - March 1916. 1916

Background imageBritain Collection: Churchills praise for RAF Pilots

Churchills praise for RAF Pilots
" Never was so much owed by so many to so few" - Prime Minister Winston Churchill from a speech made on 20th August 1940

Background imageBritain Collection: Flying Globe and Air Balloon

Flying Globe and Air Balloon
Two fanciful technical drawings. Above is a Globe Volant (Flying Globe) in which Giroud de Villette and M Rozier passed over Paris on 19 October 1783

Background imageBritain Collection: RAF Poster, Help Britain Finish The Job! WW2

RAF Poster, Help Britain Finish The Job! WW2
RAF Poster, Help Britain Finish The Job! Showing two British Hawker Hurricane fighters flying over a British aircraft carrier at sea during the Second World War

Background imageBritain Collection: Westland Whirlwind aeroplanes

Westland Whirlwind aeroplanes
Westland Aircraft Ltd, Whirlwind aeroplanes, mostly in camouflage colours. 1940s

Background imageBritain Collection: Ministry of Health Poster - Evacuation

Ministry of Health Poster - Evacuation
Shes in the Ranks too! Caring for Evacuees is a National Service circa 1942

Background imageBritain Collection: Cover design, Western Airways timetable

Cover design, Western Airways timetable
Cover design, Western Airways summer timetable, showing a map with destinations: Manchester, Birmingham, Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol, Weston, Barnstaple, Newquay and Penzance. 1939

Background imageBritain Collection: National League of Airmen Poster

National League of Airmen Poster
Poster, National League of Airmen, formed to promote Britains air security. This Concerns You, Enrol Now. 20th century

Background imageBritain Collection: Poster - Ministry of Health Evacuation Scheme

Poster - Ministry of Health Evacuation Scheme
Mothers - let them go - give them a chance of greater safety and health. Public Information poster issued by the Ministry of Health Evacuation Scheme circa 1942

Background imageBritain Collection: Crowns of Britain

Crowns of Britain
The numerous crowns of Britain, used through a thousand years. The Imperial State Crown is shown at the top of the page and the final, crown at bottom right, is St

Background imageBritain Collection: Poster, Empress of Britain World Cruise

Poster, Empress of Britain World Cruise
Poster advertising a world cruise on the Canadian Pacifics Empress of Britain cruise liner. 1934

Background imageBritain Collection: Cover design, Circuit of Britain Programme

Cover design, Circuit of Britain Programme
Cover design, official programme issued by the Royal Aero Club for the Circuit of Britain 1010 Miles Air Race for the Second 10, 000 Daily Mail prize

Background imageBritain Collection: Sightseers at the Roman Baths, Bath

Sightseers at the Roman Baths, Bath
Sightseers looking round the Roman Baths at Bath, Avon. Date: 1961

Background imageBritain Collection: Elderly woman shopping in Windsor

Elderly woman shopping in Windsor
An elderly woman out shopping in Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire. The Western Hotel is on the opposite corner, and the distinctive outline of Windsor Castle can be seen in the near distance

Background imageBritain Collection: Two Eton schoolboys crossing the road

Two Eton schoolboys crossing the road
Two Eton schoolboys in their distinctive tailcoat uniform cross the road in Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire. An old man in an overcoat and flat cap stands on the corner in the foreground

Background imageBritain Collection: Street scene in Norwich

Street scene in Norwich
A street scene in Norwich, Norfolk. A woman holding a baby looks directly into the camera. Behind her is a dress shop called Fifth Avenue

Background imageBritain Collection: Hitlers plan for the New Order during WW2

Hitlers plan for the New Order during WW2
Hitlers plan for the New Order, depicted in map form. On the collapse of France, the plan was to make peace with Britain, consolidate the German position and start the New Order

Background imageBritain Collection: Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms

Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms! Britain and the USSR. Showing the British and Soviet Russian flags flying side by side. A message below says: British Women! You can win this war

Background imageBritain Collection: Costume design by Homer Conant

Costume design by Homer Conant for a showgirl as England, New York, 1920s 1920s

Background imageBritain Collection: Poster advertising tours of Britain

Poster advertising tours of Britain by bus or coach, with a view of Stonehenge. 20th century

Background imageBritain Collection: French wartime poster, The Allies Respond

French wartime poster, The Allies Respond
French wartime poster, by land, by sea and by air, The Allies Respond. Showing a group of men in khaki uniform with various national flags. 1940s

Background imageBritain Collection: Patriotic children by Florence Hardy

Patriotic children by Florence Hardy
Patriotic postcard depicting children holding the Union flag. Date: 1917

Background imageBritain Collection: Old Castle and Black Gate, Newcastle on Tyne

Old Castle and Black Gate, Newcastle on Tyne

Background imageBritain Collection: Street scene, Wolverhampton

Street scene, Wolverhampton
Street scene in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 1902

Background imageBritain Collection: Shah of Persia on visit to Britain

Shah of Persia on visit to Britain
Group photo of dignitaries during a visit to Britain of the Shah of Persia, Nasr-Ed-Din (Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar) (1831-1896), seen here in the centre. 1873

Background imageBritain Collection: Autocar Poster -- race on new Brooklands track, Surrey

Autocar Poster -- race on new Brooklands track, Surrey
Autocar Poster --s F Edge driving a Napier car on the new Brooklands racing track in Surrey. He maintained a speed of 60 mph for 24 hours, setting a new record. 1907

Background imageBritain Collection: Queen Elizabeth I - T-shirt / poster print design

Queen Elizabeth I - T-shirt / poster print design GINGERS RULE 16th century

Background imageBritain Collection: Beauty Spots and Places of Historican Renown

Beauty Spots and Places of Historican Renown
Cover illustration for Beauty Spots and Places of Historican Renown in Great Britain and Ireland, a handbook for travellers, by Thomas Cook & Son

Background imageBritain Collection: Women on the corner of Shaftesbury Street, Nottingham

Women on the corner of Shaftesbury Street, Nottingham
Two black women on the corner of Shaftesbury Street, a slum area of Nottingham. One of them is wearing a light-coloured trouser suit, and is smiling across at the photographer. Date: 1969

Background imageBritain Collection: French railway poster - Paris to London

French railway poster - Paris to London
Wonderful poster for the French National Railways promoting their service to London via Rouen, Dieppe or Newhaven. The poster features a typical Home Counties scene

Background imageBritain Collection: Schoolboys in a gym at a school in Pinner

Schoolboys in a gym at a school in Pinner
A group of schoolboys leaping about in a gym at a school for children of commercial travellers in Pinner, Middlesex. Date: 1965

Background imageBritain Collection: Scene in Peascod Street, Windsor

Scene in Peascod Street, Windsor, Berkshire. Two men look straight at the camera, one of them with a cheeky smile on his face. Date: 1962

Background imageBritain Collection: England - Sowing

England - Sowing
Illustration, possibly for a poster, of typically English countryside in spring, with a lone farmer or farm worker sowing seeds in a ploughed field. Date: c.1930




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