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Let us go forward together

Poster
circa 1940 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Large black and white photograph of Winston Churchill in a trilby and overcoat superimposed onto a bluish grey scene of tanks rolling over a rural landscape accompanied by a fleet of airborne Hawker Hurricanes. The slogan 'Let Us Go Forward Together' is emblazoned at the bottom in capital letters.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Photo-chromo-lithograph
Brief Description
Poster issued during the Second World War (1939-1945) entitled 'Let us go forward together' featuring an image of Winston Churchill. Britain, photo-chromo-lithograph.
Physical Description
Large black and white photograph of Winston Churchill in a trilby and overcoat superimposed onto a bluish grey scene of tanks rolling over a rural landscape accompanied by a fleet of airborne Hawker Hurricanes. The slogan 'Let Us Go Forward Together' is emblazoned at the bottom in capital letters.
Dimensions
  • Size of sheet height: 30in
  • Size of sheet width: 20in
Dimensions taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.
Credit line
Given by the Ministry of Information
Object history
The title of this poster was part of the closing line of Churchill's first speech as Prime Minister to the House of Commons on 10 May, 1940: "I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, “come then, let us go forward together with our united strength.”
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.
Collection
Accession Number
E.2145-1946

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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