List of Pictorial Illustrations

Due to a desire by the Ministry of Information (MoI) to remain anonymous information concerning Second World War posters is very scanty, with dates and details of artists rarely available.

Unless otherwise stated, posters are British, and seen/assumed to be the most common size: 20″ x 30″, with reproductions taken from postcards or IWM copies. STILL IN PROGRESS

Fig. Title
1 Your Country Needs You (Kitchener)‘Britons [Kitchener] wants YOU’

Date: 1914-1916

Artist: Alfred Leete (1882-1933)

Printer: Victoria House Printing Co. Ltd., London

Size: 291/2” x 20″

Source: IWM PST 2734

2 Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge‘Klinom Krasnym bei Belykh’ (Beat the Whites with the Red wedge)

Origin: U.S.S.R., 1919

Artist: El Lissitsky

Source: Lissitsky, K. El Lissitsky, 1968, Plate 4

3 Russian PeasantUdarnuiu uborku bol’shevistskomu urozhaiu’ (For shock-brigade reaping and
for a Bolshevik harvest)

Origin: U.S.S.R., 1934

Artist: Maria Voron

Size: 41″ x 28″

Source: (Hoover Institution Archives: RU/SU 1611) in Paret, P., Lewis, B.I., and Paret, P. Persuasive Images: Posters of War and Revolution, 1992, p115

4 Und Du?Und Du? (And you?)

Origin: Germany, 1932

Artist: Ludwig Hohlwein

Size: 34″ x24″

Source: (Hoover Institution Archives: GE1694) in Paret, P., Lewis, B.I., and Paret, P. Persuasive Images: Posters of War and Revolution, 1992, p109

5 Pneumatik‘Pneumatik’

Origin: Germany, 1926

Artist: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Source: Kostelanetz, R. (ed) Moholy-Nagy, 1970, Plate 27

6 CExample of Bauhausover for Bauhaus no. 1

Date: 1928

Origin: Germany

Artist: Herbert Bayer

Source: Willett, J. The Weimar Years: a culture cut short, 1984, p45

7 Hitler Will Send No WarningHitler will send no warning – so always carry your gas mask’

Date: 1941

Printer: J. Weiner Ltd., London

Source: IWM PST 0415 (Opie, R. The Wartime Scrapbook: from Blitz to Victory, 1995, p10)

8 Gas Attack‘Gas Attack’

Date: 1941

Printer: Fosh and Cross Ltd., London

Source: IWM PST 0136 (MO-A: Poster Inventory)

9 Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your ResolutionYour courage, your cheerfulness, your resolution, will bring us victory’

Date: 1939

Source: IWM PST 0052 (Hunt, J. and Watson, S. Britain and the Two World Wars, 1990, p124)

10 Go to it!‘Go to it!’

Printer: Perry Colourprint, London

Source: IWM PST 0661

11 Mightier Yet (Tank)Mightier Yet’

Artist: Harold Pym

Printer: Greycaine Ltd, London

Source: IWM PST 4086

12 Beat Firebomb FritzFirebomb Fritz’

Printers: Fosh and Cross Ltd., London

Source: IWM PST 0199

13 ‘LLet Your Shopping Help Our Shippinget your shopping help our shipping’

Printer: J. Weiner Ltd., London

Size: 10″ x 15″

Source: IWM PST 0708 (Briggs, S. Keep Smiling Through, 1975, p155)

14 ‘DigDig for Victory (spade) for Victory’

Printer: J. Weiner Ltd., London

Source: IWM PST 0059

15 Your Britain, Fight for it now (Newbould)Your Britain, Fight for it now’

Date: 1942

Artist: Frank Newbould (1887-1951)

Printer: Adams Bros and Shardlow, Ltd.

Size: 197/8” x 293/4

Source: IWM PST 0069

16 ‘YYour Britain Fight For It Now (Abram Games)our Britain, Fight for it now’ (Finsbury Health Centre)

Date: 1942

Artist: Abram Games

Printer: Henry Hildesley Ltd., London

Size: 197/8” x 295/16

Source: IWM PST 2911

17 In Spite of... there's work to be doneIn spite of [Hitler] there’s work to be done

Source: Begley, G. Keep Mum: Advertising Goes to War, 1975, p28

18 Fougasse (but of course it mustn't go any further)‘….. but of course it mustn’t go any further!’

Date: 1940

Artist: Fougasse

Size: 24″ x 40″

Source: IWM PST 3725 (M-O A: Poster Inventory)

19 Nazi War Aims: Grab Grab GrabNazi War Aims – Grab! Grab!! Grab!!!’

Size: 20″ x 141/2

Source: IWM PST 8151

20 ‘TThe Red Army's Fight Is Your Fighthe Red Army’s Fight is Your Fight’

Date: 1941

Source: Freeman, R.A. Britain at War, 1990, p55

21 The Moscow Standard‘The Moscow Standard’

Source: H.M.S.O. Persuading the People, 1995, p78

22 Russia's Fight is Ours!Russia’s Fight is Ours!’

Printer: William Brown and Co. Ltd., London

Size: 393/4” x 193/8

Source: PRO, INF 13/123/19 (Cantwell, J.D. Images of War: British Posters 1939-45, 1989, Plate 43)

23 MANEATER‘Maneater’

Source: IWM PST 0176

24 Careless Talk Costs Lives: You Never Know Who's Listening  (Fougasse)‘You never know who’s listening!’

Date: 1940

Artist: Fougasse

Size: 121/2” x 8″

Source: IWM PST 0142 (Darracott, J. and Loftus, B. (Imperial War Museum) Second World War Posters, 1972, p28)

25 ‘WWhen It's Up To UsHEN? it’s up to us!’

Date: 1941

Source: Marshall Cavendish Collection, Images of War, 1996

26 ‘Women of Britain, arm him’

Printer: Stafford and Co. Ltd., Nottingham

Source: IWM PST 3378

27 ‘Women
of Britain, Come Into the Factories’

Artist: Zec

Printer: Lowe and Brydone, London

Source: IWM PST 3645

28 ‘Cover
your hair for safety. Your Russian sister does!’

Printer: Loxley Bros Ltd., London

Source: IWM PST 3151 (McLaine, I. Ministry of Morale: Home
Front Morale and the Ministry of Information in World War Two
,
1979, Plate 10)

29 ‘Keep
on Saving’

Printer: Chromoworks Ltd., London Size: 591/2
x 393/4

Source: PRO, NSC 5/139 (Cantwell, J.D. Images of
War: British Posters 1939-45
, 1989, Plate 65)

30 ‘Together!’

Date: Passed for publication 22/8/41

Printer: Lowe and Brydone, London

Source: IWM PST 3158 and PRO, INF 2/3/277 (Cantwell, J.D. Images
of War: British Posters 1939-45
, 1989, Plate 37)

31 ‘Combined
Operations Include You’

Artist: Harold Pym

Printer: Chromoworks Ltd., London

Size: 293/4” x 193/4

Source: PRO, INF 13/122/21 (Cantwell, J.D. Images of War:
British Posters 1939-45
, 1989, Plate 44)

32 ‘Dig
on for Victory’

Artist: Peter Fraser

Source: PRO, INF 3/96

33 ‘Is
your journey really necessary?’

Date: 1942-1944

Artist: Bert Thomas

Printer: Haycock Press, London

Size: 243/4” x 193/4

Source: IWM PST 0144 and PRO, AN 2/1126

34 ‘Deserve
Victory’

Publisher: Graham and Gillies Ltd., London

Source: IWM PST 3107

35 ‘Coughs
and sneezes spread diseases’

Date: Early 1942

Artist: H.M. Bateman

Printer: Chromoworks Ltd., London

Size: 2813/16” x 1911/16

Source: IWM PST 3429

36 ‘Turn
this raw material into war material’

Printer: W.E. Berry Ltd., Bradford

Source: IWM PST 3757

37 ‘Paper,
Metal, Bones, Rags and Rubber for Salvage’

Artist: Fougasse

Printer: Flemings, Leicester

Size: 40″ x 24″

Source: IWM PST 3702

38 ‘A
few careless words may end in this’

Date: c.1940

Artist: Norman Wilkinson

Printer: Greycaine Ltd., Watford and London

Size: 20″ x 147/8

Source: IWM PST 0740 and PRO, INF 13/216/3 (Cantwell,
J.D. Images of War: British Posters 1939-45, 1989, Plate 20)

39 ‘They
talked…’

Printer: J. Weiner Ltd., London

Size: 91/2” x 14″

Source: IWM PST 0709 (Life, 30/11/40, from a selection
of newspaper cuttings, collected by E. Embleton 1939-1946, held at the
Imperial War Museum)

40 ‘She
talked…’

Printer: Fosh and Cross Ltd., London

Source: IWM PST 5239 (Life, 30/11/40, from a selection
of newspaper cuttings, collected by E. Embleton 1939-1946, held at the
Imperial War Museum)

41 ‘He
talked…’

Source: Life, 30/11/40, from a selection
of newspaper cuttings, collected by E. Embleton 1939-1946, held at the
Imperial War Museum

42 ‘ATS
at the wheel’

Artist: Beverley Pick

Printer: Field Sons and Co., Bradford

Size: 291/4” x 191/4

Source: IWM PST 4946 and PRO, INF 13/42/8

43 ‘Go
through your wardrobe’

Artist: Donia Nachshen

Printer: W.R. Royle and Sons Ltd., London

Size: 293/4” x 193/4

Source: IWM PST 4773 and PRO, INF 13/144/1

44 ‘Join
the ATS’

Date: 1941

Artist: Abram Games

Printer: Fosh and Cross Ltd, London

Size: 283/4” x 191/16

Source: IWM PST 5207

45 ‘YOU
are wanted too! Join the A.T.S’

Date: 1941

Source: Sunday Express, 26/10/41 from a selection of newspaper
cuttings, collected by E. Embleton 1939-1946, held at the Imperial War
Museum

46 ‘Lend
a hand on the land at a farming holiday camp’

Artist: Eileen Evans

Printer: Chromoworks Ltd., London

Source: IWM PST 0143

47 ‘Join
the Women’s Land Army’

Printer: Fosh and Cross Ltd, London

Size: 30″ x 191/2

Source: PRO, INF 13/140/19 (Cantwell, J.D. Images of War:
British Posters 1939-45
, 1989, Plate 10)

48 ‘Careless
talk costs lives. Keep mum, She’s not so dumb!’

Artist: G. Lacoste

Date: c.1940

Printer: Johnson, Riddle and Co. Size: 147/8
x 97/8

Source: IWM PST 2817 and PRO, EXT 1/119/20 (Cantwell, J.D.
Images of War: British Posters 1939-45, 1989, Plate 19)

49 ‘Careless
talk costs lives. Keep mum – she’s not so dumb’

Size: 143/4” x 93/4

Source: PRO, EXT 1/119/19 (Cantwell, J.D. Images
of War: British Posters 1939-45
, 1989, Plate 18)

50 ‘Careless
talk costs lives. Tell nobody – not even her’

Size: 143/4″ x 97/8″

Source: (Cantwell, J.D. Images of War: British Posters
1939-45
, 1989, Plate 16)

51 ‘Careless
talk costs lives. Tell nobody – not even her’

Size: 147/8″ x 97/8″

Source: PRO, EXT 1/119/18 (Cantwell, J.D. Images of War:
British Posters 1939-45
, 1989, Plate 17)

52 ‘Don’t
tell aunty & uncle, or cousin Jane, and certainly not…’

Artist: G. Lacoste

Source: IWM PST 3733

53 ‘A
maiden loved…’

Date: c.1939

Artist: G. Lacoste

Source: IWM PST 3417

54 ‘The
Silent Column’

Source: McLaine, I. Ministry of Morale: Home Front
Morale and the Ministry of Information in World War Two
, 1979,
Plate 3

55 ‘Hello
boy friend, coming MY way?’

Date: 1943-44

Artist: Reginald Mount

Size: 137/8” x 91/4

Source: IWM PST 0800 (Cantwell, J.D. Images of War: British
Posters 1939-45
, 1989, Plate 35)

56 ‘Here
comes the bride’

Date: 1942-44

Artist: Reginald Mount

Printer: W.R. Royle and Son Ltd.

Size: 91/2” x 14″

Source: IWM PST 3417

57 ‘Tomorrow’s
Citizen’

Printer: Henry Hildesley Ltd., London

Size: 91/2” x 14″

Source: IWM PST 3416

58 ‘We’re
playing one ‘man’ short -and that’s YOU!’
(Rejected design)

Source: H.M.S.O. Persuading the People, 1995,
between pp44-45

59 ‘We’re
playing one ‘man’ short -and that’s YOU!’

Source: H.M.S.O. Persuading the People, 1995,
between pp44-45

60 ‘Be
in the fashion – cover your hair’

Artist: Initialled ‘aR’

Printer: Loxley Bros Ltd., London

Source: IWM PST 3678

61 ‘She’s
in the ranks too!’
(Rejected design)

Source: H.M.S.O. Persuading the People, 1995,
between pp76-77

62 ‘Women
wanted for evacuation service’

Date: 1939

Artist: Jack Matthew

Source: IWM PST 5873

63 ‘If
only they’d tell us all what to do.’

Date: 1942

Artist: Fougasse

Source: Briggs, S. Keep Smiling Through, 1975, p94

If you wish to cite from this page, please use the following citation:

Lewis, R.M., ‘List of Pictorial Illustrations, Undergraduate Thesis: The planning, design and reception of British home front propaganda posters of the Second World War’, <URL>, written April 1997, accessed Enter Date Here

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Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.

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