The British Colonial Empire: Ceylon Garrison Artillery

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Accession Number ARTV01614
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 75.2 x 50.2 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description Offset lithograph on paper
Maker Unknown
British Government
A.C. Ltd
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c. 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

British Second World War poster depicting the British Colonial Forces. It features a head and shoulders portrait of a member of the Ceylon garrison artillery in the upper centre. His regimental insignia is beneath the portrait bottom centre and the names of all the colonial allied countries are written in gold ribbons running down each side of the portrait. This poster, one of a series of posters outlining the strength of the British Colonial Empire, aimed at boosting morale in England during the Second World War.