ARMY exhibition - Come and See the Latest Army Equipment

Poster
ca. 1942 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The British government and military forces aimed to present material that would intensify public support of the war effort throughout World War II. To this effect, a series of free exhibitions were staged in order to expose Britons to pro-Allied forces propaganda.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Paper and ink
Brief Description
World War II Propaganda poster issued by the Ministry of Information. Fosh & Cross Ltd., printers. UK.
Physical Description
Image of a tank. Blue sky filled with black clouds comprise the background. Text.
Dimensions
  • Height: 73.9cm
  • Width: 48.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • A/R/M/Y (white on red)
  • exhibition
  • Come and see the/ latest Army equipment (white on brown)
  • New Street, Birmingham/ April 1st to 30th. 10a.m. to 8 p.m./ including Sundays/ ADMISSION FREE/ SEE A CHURCHILL TANK. SEE A GLIDER AND A 'FLYING JEEP'/ OPERATE A MINE DETECTOR. TEST PORTABLE WIRELESS SET/ SIGHT A HEAVY GUN. SEE 23,500 items of Army Equipment
  • Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd. London (51/9720)
Credit line
Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
The British government and military forces aimed to present material that would intensify public support of the war effort throughout World War II. To this effect, a series of free exhibitions were staged in order to expose Britons to pro-Allied forces propaganda.
Other Number
LS.1883 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.728-2004

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record createdSeptember 22, 2004
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