Freedom is in Peril, Defend it with all your might

Freedom is in Peril, Defend it with all your might

Anon
£800.00

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  • Condition: B- (considerable wear, closed tears)
  • Date: 1939
  • Publisher: Ministry of Information
  • Size: 375 x 250 mm

A rare original copy of one of the most famous posters published in Britain during the Second World War. Freedom is in Peril, Defend it with all your might was commissioned by the Ministry of Information as part of a series of three “Home Publicity” posters, including Keep Calm and Carry On and Your Courage Your Cheerfulness Your Resolution. Each poster showed the slogan under a representation of a Tudor Crown and were intended to strengthen civilian morale. An estimated 800,000 copies of this poster (in different sizes) were printed in 1939, to be exhibited on commercial poster sites, railway stations, shop and bank windows, the front of buses and in newsagents. Very few have survived today. This copy was only recently discovered and is in used conidtion with considerable signs of age. A rare opportunity to own a culturally significant slice of British propaganda. A higher resolution image file is available for viewing on request.