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Object: Poster, ’Never was so much owed’

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Title Poster, ’Never was so much owed’
Production J. Weiner Ltd (printing firm), Early 1940s, London
Materials paper, printing ink
Classification political posters
Technique offset lithography
Dimensions Overall: 1012mm (Height) x 636mm (Width/Depth)
Credit line Gift of Mr C H Andrews, 1967
Registration number GH015078

The quote on this poster is a very famous one by Winston Churchill to the victors of the Battle of Britain. The image has a movie-like quality, but shows undecorated sergeant-pilots, rather than commissioned officers. This subtly suggests that Britain was saved by representatives of the entire population, not social elites.

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