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Poster - Les Raids de la Royal Air Force...

Les Raids de la Royal Air Force...

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1942 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • 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

  • Museum number:

    E.727-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 67, box E

Though printed in French, this poster was produced in Great Britain for French distribution. By outlining the ever-increasing bombing successes of the British Royal Air Force, the poster seeks to reassure French citizens that an Allied victory was possible.

Physical description

Three blue bombs, increasing in size from left to right, printed with the dates '1940', '1941' and '1942' explaining how many kilos of bombs were dropped each year. 8 bullet points outline the RAF bombing successes. Black cityscape across lower margin, engulfed in red, yellow and black flames.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

ca. 1942 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

LES RAIDS DE LA ROYAL AIR/ FORCE ECRASENT L'INDUSTRIE ALLEMANDE
The Royal Air Force Raids Are Crushing German Industry
red on yellow

1940/ Bombes/ 225/ kilos

1941/ Bombes/ 1,000/ kilos

1942/ Bombes/ 4,000/ kilos

24 Je' 43 FB
stamped upper left

#1935
handwritten in pencil on reverse, lower right

printed in Great Britain
stamped in purple

Civilian Morale Service
printed centre reverse

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 49.8 cm

Descriptive line

Second World War propaganda poster publicising RAF bombing success in Germany and occupied France. UK, ca. 1942.

Production Note

for distribution in France

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Propaganda; War; Bombs; Aircraft

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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