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Title Your Mobile Canteen in Action
Collection Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict - The Visual Culture of Public Information and Counter Information
Artist Unknown
Printer Johnson, Riddle and Co Ltd, Penge, London SE20
Concept civilian morale, civilian effort, motor vehicles, artillery, eating / drinking, agriculture / food, empire / commonwealth, women / womens work, military personnel, civilian personnel, uniform, charities
Description whole: the three images occupy the majority, each held within a narrow black border. The badge of the British Guianan colonial flag is placed in the lower right, held within a black circular border. The title and text are separate and positioned in the upper quarter and lower half, in black. All set against an orange background and held within a white and red border.
image: the first image is of several women moving cartons of food from a warehouse, in order to load a mobile canteen. The second image is of the mobile canteen arriving at an anti-aircraft gun site, greeted by waving British soldiers. The final image is of two women, standing inside a mobile canteen, serving a group of infantrymen with cups of tea and food. Another woman distributes letters.
text: YOUR MOBILE CANTEEN IN ACTION
MOBILE CANTEEN
M of F
MINISTRY OF FOOD
Your Mobile Canteens are filled with food and hot drinks and all the incidentals that the soldier or airman can want. It starts out on its journey.
MOBILE CANTEEN
British Guiana
PRESENTED BY THE PEOPLE OF BRITISH GUIANA TO THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN
M of F
MINISTRY OF FOOD
The canteen calls at many isolated posts: balloon barrage units and anti-aircraft gun sites. The arrival of the canteen is a bright spot in the men's day.
British Guiana
M of [F]
The men on duty in these lonely places take a few minutes off to drink hot tea or smoke a cigarette and hear the news. Often this is the only contact they have with the outside world during the long, lonely weeks between leave periods.
Thank you, British Guiana!
Other war gifts from British Guiana include fighter and bomber aircraft and contributions for Air Raid Relief, the Red Cross and St. John Fund, Aid to Russia Fund, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, King George's Fund for Sailors, and many other funds.
DAMUS PETIMUSQUE VICISSIM [Translation: 'We give and seek in return']
PRINTED IN ENGLAND BY JOHNSON, RIDDLE and CO., LTD., LONDON S.E.20.
51-4976
G.P.D. 365/54
Object truck, helmet, artillery piece
Id Number Current Accession IWM PST 15814
Location Creation Site Great Britain
Measurements Dimensions 498 mm x 365 mm
Material lithograph on paper
Format Series Notes 51-4976. G.P.D. 365/54. This poster was printed in Great Britain for distribution in British Guiana. Additional versions were produced for distribution amongst various other parts of the British Empire (see PST 15349, PST 15807, PST 15808, PST 15809, PST 15810, PST 15811, PST 15812, PST 15813, PST 15815, PST 15816, PST 15817, PST 15818, PST 15819, PST 15820 and PST 15821). Part of a series of similar posters distributed throughout the British Empire to thank the colonies for their contribution to the war effort (see PST 8260, PST 8261, PST 15349, and PST 15803 to PST 15866).
Event WW2 British Guiana
Related Country Great Britain GB, Guyana GY, British Empire/Commonwealth BC
Text Language English, Latin
Rights IWM reproduction right
Style Period Period 1939-1945
Production Method lithograph in 6 plus colours
Work Type poster
 

 

 

 

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