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Wartime Collection (#5)

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Fight for King and Empire

Poster, Fight for King and Empire, Our Brave Soldiers Need Your Help. circa 1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Your King and Country Need You

Poster, Your King and Country Need You, Enlist Now. Encouraging people to join up and fight in the First World War. circa 1914-1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster: I need your Rags

Poster: I need your Rags. A man in uniform explains that rags are needed for salvage, to make engine wipers, blankets, uniforms, overcoats, etc as part of the War Effort. circa 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Eat Plenty of Green Vegetables

Poster, Eat Plenty of Green Vegetables
Wartime poster, Eat Plenty of Green Vegetables and Keep Fit. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Facsimile of a leaf with a message during WW2

Facsimile of a leaf with a message during WW2
Facsimile of an autumn leaf bearing a message during World War Two. The message, in French, reads: I have fallen, O Churchill! Where are you? Where are your soldiers

Background imageWartime Collection: Dutch poster warning against the Black Market

Dutch poster warning against the Black Market
Dutch poster warning people that the Black Market is a form of theft -- don t steal from your countrymen, ensure equal distribution for all! Showing a rat eating grain from a torn sack. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster advertising War Savings

Poster advertising War Savings, encourage people to invest in war bonds to support the ATS (the womens branch of the army, the Auxiliary Territorial Service). 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Offer Your Services Now

Poster, Offer Your Services Now, Our Brave Soldiers at the Front Need Your Help. Recruitment for the First World War. circa 1914-1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime cover of Weldons Ladies Journal

Wartime cover of Weldons Ladies Journal
Front cover of Weldons Ladies Journal for August 1940 with a wartime couple, smiling together, he in RAF uniform. The cover also advertises patterns inside of pretty undies and a smart frock

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Free Holland Welcomes the Soldiers of the Allies

Poster, Free Holland Welcomes the Soldiers of the Allies. circa 1945

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster warning about safety on the airfield

Poster warning about safety on the airfield. Watch that prop. Careless walk costs lives. Showing a pilot losing his head by walking into a spinning propeller. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster requesting Rags for salvage

Poster requesting Rags for salvage
Poster: request for Rags for salvage. Rags are needed to make engine wipers, blankets, uniforms, overcoats, gun wadding, charts, roofing felt, maps, etc

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster advertising War Savings Certificates

Poster advertising War Savings Certificates. One workman tells another that its worth while. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster: Waste Paper goes into Action

Poster: Waste Paper goes into Action. Paper makes shell containers, cartridge wads, rifle grenade washers, mortar bomb carriers, etc. Put out paper for salvage. circa 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster giving the cost of various weapons and equipment

Poster giving the cost of various weapons and equipment
Wartime poster giving the cost of various weapons and equipment, from aircraft, tanks, ships, guns and shells to barrage balloons and searchlights. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Rally Round the Flag

Poster, Rally Round the Flag, Every Fit Man Wanted. Recruitment for the First World War. circa 1914-1915

Background imageWartime Collection: WVS Civil Defence poster, Incident Enquiry Point

WVS Civil Defence poster, Incident Enquiry Point
WVS (Womens Voluntary Service) Civil Defence poster, Incident Enquiry Point. 1940s

Background imageWartime 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 imageWartime Collection: Poster: Save More Fuel This Winter

Poster: Save More Fuel This Winter
Poster encouraging people to Save More Fuel This Winter as part of the War Effort. circa 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, England Expects Every Man to do his Duty

Poster, England Expects Every Man to do his Duty and Join the Army Today. Recruitment for the First World War. circa 1914-1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Your Waste Paper is Urgently Needed Now

Poster, Your Waste Paper is Urgently Needed Now
Wartime salvage poster, Your Waste Paper is Urgently Needed Now, save it for the collector when he calls. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime salvage poster

Wartime salvage poster asking for rags, paper, bones and metal. Waste is wanted for war weapons. This week and every week salvage is essential. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Your King and Country Need You

Poster, Your King and Country Need You, Join the Army until the War is Over. A First World War recruitment poster. circa 1915

Background imageWartime Collection: The first sandbag wedding during WW2

The first sandbag wedding during WW2 -- Corporal C J White of the 1st City of London Regiment leaves Islington Register Office, North London, with his bride

Background imageWartime Collection: Recruitment poster, Train to Win

Recruitment poster, Train to Win, featuring a woman in nurses uniform. Apply to the Employment Exchange, government training schemes with paid allowances. Aimed specifically at women. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime poster, Keep On Saving

Wartime poster, Keep On Saving
Wartime poster, Our Part for Victory, Keep On Saving. Showing how peoples savings help support the war effort. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster: Salvage Saves Shipping

Poster: Salvage Saves Shipping. Encouraging people to recycle materials rather than throw them away, to help with the War Effort. circa 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Back the Great Attack with War Savings

Poster, Back the Great Attack with War Savings, showing WW2 soldiers running across a beach. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, More Men and Still More

Poster, More Men and Still More until the Enemy is Crushed -- a quotation from Lord Kitchener. Showing a soldier blowing a bugle. circa 1914-1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Dutch poster, main British ranks and insignia

Dutch poster, main British ranks and insignia
Dutch poster showing the main British ranks and insignia in the various wartime services. 20th century

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Halt! Go into training and Help the Boys at the Fro

Poster, Halt! Go into training and Help the Boys at the Front. Recruitment for the First World War. circa 1914-1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime leaflet, blood transfusion service

Wartime leaflet, blood transfusion service
Wartime leaflet about the blood transfusion service, showing how blood, and blood transfusion equipment, are dropped by parachute behind enemy lines to save the lives of wounded soldiers. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster seeking donations for Prisoners of War

Poster seeking donations for Prisoners of War

Background imageWartime Collection: Auxiliary Fire Service man during WW2

Auxiliary Fire Service man during WW2
An Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) man during WW2, standing outside a telephone kiosk which bears a sign: London Fire Service Station

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster: Save kitchen scraps to feed the hens

Poster: Save kitchen scraps to feed the hens! Keep it dry, free from glass, metal, bones, paper, etc. It also feeds pigs. Your council will collect. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime poster, More Ships

Wartime poster, More Ships -- come on! War Savings are Warships. Encouraging people to save money and help the war effort. Featuring a British bulldog wearing an HMS Victory naval cap. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime poster warning against careless talk

Wartime poster warning against careless talk. A man chats in a pub about what is happening where he works, he is overheard, and there are unfortunate repercussions. Careless Talk Costs Lives. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster: Buses give way to tanks

Poster: Buses give way to tanks. Pleasure travellers must give way to war workers! Avoid rush hours. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime poster, Quicker Turnround

Wartime poster, Quicker Turnround helps to Quicker Victory. Speed up loading and unloading. Showing a footballer scoring a goal, to the consternation of the goalkeeper. 1940s

Background imageWartime 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 imageWartime Collection: Wartime poster advertising Post Office Savings Bank

Wartime poster advertising Post Office Savings Bank, encouraging people to Save for Defence during the Second World War. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Why Aren t You in Khaki?

Poster, Why Aren t You in Khaki? You ll Be Wanted. Enlist At Once. A poster designed to shame people (especially men) into joining one of the wartime services. circa 1914-1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster advertising the Special Constabulary

Poster advertising the Special Constabulary, seeking fit men and women for part-time voluntary service. Civil Defence is Common Sense. Ask for details at your local police station. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: French wartime poster, spanner in the works

French wartime poster, spanner in the works
French wartime poster for allied fighters, saying that your compatriots in occupied countries are fighting too. Showing a hand literally putting a spanner in the works of the Nazi war machine. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime poster advertising Savings Certificates

Wartime poster advertising Savings Certificates, said to be safe as the British Empire (marked red on the map). Showing returns on investments over 5 years and 10 years. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: David Wright woman with pen and note paper

David Wright woman with pen and note paper
Elegant woman with a pen and note paper -- perhaps writing to the naval officer in the photo on her table -- representing The Girls They Left Behind

Background imageWartime Collection: British soldiers sheltering in shell hole, Western Front, WW

British soldiers sheltering in shell hole, Western Front, WW
British soldiers sheltering in a shell hole on the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: Remains of the main road of Guillemont, France, WW1

Remains of the main road of Guillemont, France, WW1
What is left of the main road of Guillemont, France, after the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916




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