A huge collection of British propaganda posters, featuring everything from Spitfires to Hitler, is to be sold at auction. They illustrate just how the war touched the lives of everyone, both on the home front and in the armed forces. They come from the collection of commercial artist, E Bendell-Bayly, a partner at the Bayly-Souter Studio, where the posters were produced, and include some original artworks. The collection will be auctioned by David Lay on 6 November... (see more at: http://www.theguardian.com/)
- ‘Blonde Bombshell’, an ATS Recruitment Poster by Abram Games. The poster was withdrawn in 1941 for being ‘too glamorous’.
- British Commonwealth troops march in unison before a union jack flag, printed for HM Stationary Office.
- ‘You Can’t Be Too Careful’ by Norman Hepple for the National Fire Service in 1944.
- Design issued by the Ministry of Food urging people to be frugal with food
- A poster, by Frank Wootton, showing a British Spitfire shooting down a German Heinkel bomber in the Middle East.
- Hitler depitcted in red and black.
- A poster designed by Owen Miller for the Ministry of Aircraft Production.
- Artwork celebrating the work of the Merchant Navy, by Charles Wood.
- Poster for the Ministry of Aircraft Production.
- This original artwork poster was issued by the Department for National Savings, and was used in a 1946 campaign.