Into action

Accession Number ARTV02220
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 76 x 51 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description offset lithograph on paper
Maker Ministry of Information
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1942-1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


This British Second World War poster was created around 1942-1943 to help stir up patriot sentiment on the home front. The poster depicts a flight of Bristol Beaufighters strafing and bombing some of Field Marshal Rommel's Afrika Korps as they retreated in north Africa as a result of the Allied invasion, triggered by Operation Torch. These posters entitled 'Into action' were part of a series aimed at continuing support for soldiers fighting on the front line.

The posters from this series were recycled for a similar poster campaign where the title was replaced with the title 'Back them up'.

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