"Freedom is in Peril Defend it with all your Might"  1939 29.5 x 19.5 in (75 x 50 cm) median size

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Lot 96
"Freedom is in Peril Defend it with all your Might"
London: HMSO, 1939
29.5 x 19.5 in (75 x 50 cm) median size

Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
"Freedom is in Peril Defend it with all your Might"
London: HMSO, 1939
A British propaganda poster, printed white on a red ground, one of the 4 designs chosen in July 1939 to be part of a poster campaign to reassure the population at a time of national crisis. This example unused. Some light rucking and slight abrasion of edges. The crown on this example slightly furred and possibly a reject from the print run.

One of the four main designs for the government campaign at the beginning of the war, issued in December 1939 and distributed widely around Britain, aimed at arousing and giving courage to the population as they came to stand alone against superior German forces camped across the Channel. It is estimated that about 2 million or more of these posters, in various sizes, adorned public buildings around Britain. The poor ink registration suggests that this example may have been pulled out of the run and kept as a memento. An unused example.
29.5 x 19.5 in (75 x 50 cm) median size
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