Cantwell, J.D. Images of War: British Poster 1939-45 London: HMSO, 1989

The first half of the book contains some illustrations, but is largely text covering a brief history of the Second World War. Cantwell claims that "No British poster of the Second World War had the dramatic impact or the ensuring quality of Kitchener's 'Your Country Needs YOU' in the First." But many poster slogans have never been forgotten by those who lived through the war years, but most people who DIDN'T live through that time…

Cantwell, J. The Second World War: A Guide to Sources London: PRO, 1998

This book is a really useful source to consider before you visit the Public Record Office on any project, whether personal or academic. If possible, use in conjunction with their online catalogue before you start any research. The book gives a very good idea of what is contained in the PRO, along with factual information about the Ministers of various departments, accompanied by several pages of information about the wartime roles of the various departments…