The British Colonial Empire: Ceylon Garrison Artillery
ID numberARTV01614
Collection typeArt
TitleThe British Colonial Empire: Ceylon Garrison Artillery
Measurementoverall: 75.2 x 50.2 cm
Object typePoster
  • Unknown
  • British Government
  • A.C. Ltd
Place madeUnited Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date madec. 1939-1945
Physical descriptionOffset lithograph on paper
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionBritish 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.