The British Colonial Empire: Ceylon Garrison Artillery

Accession Number ARTV01614
Collection type Art
Title The British Colonial Empire: Ceylon Garrison Artillery
Measurement overall: 75.2 x 50.2 cm
Object types Poster
Maker Unknown, British Government, A.C. Ltd
Date made c. 1939-1945
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

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.

Related information