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Original Second World War artworks produced as propaganda for the Ministry of Information have gone online and are now freely available on Wikimedia Commons. More than 350 pieces have gone online so far, but there are plans to digitise the entire collection of almost 2,000 art works. We present a selection here. See this Wikimedia page for more.

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World War 1 Poster (British)

A representative of Max Factor paints cream stockings onto a woman’s leg as a solution to the unavailability of nylon during World War ll; May 25, 1940.

BRITISH WW I .Title: "Are You in This?" Date: 1915 Photographer/Illustrator: Baden-Powell, Robert Remarks: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, Poster no. 112. Patriotic posters from the First World War urged citizens to join the war effort in the armed forces, in industry, and by nursing. Another copy is in the Imperial War Museum in London, England. WWI propaganda poster.///FEB16

A WWI poster from the British National War Savings Committee urges restraint in the use of materials during war time. It's better to spend on war bonds: "To dress extravagantly in war time is worse than bad form, it is unpatriotic." Printed by Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, 1915.

"Women in Britain come into the factories. Ask at any employment exchange for advice and full details." Published in 1941 by the British Ministry of Information. Artwork by Donald Zec. - WWII propaganda poster Great Britain (UK), women war workers

Woman aircraft worker, 1942

Uniforms of the various arms and services worn by the British during World War 2.

A British World War I war effort poster that reads “Salvage! Every Little Helps”.

'Make Do and Mend' ~ Vintage WWII leaflet on keeping the family afloat on war rations, ca. 1940s.

British WW2 poster

British WW2 poster

UK WWII Poster