• Creator
  • Great Britain. The National Savings Committee
  • Created Date
  • 8-6-02
  • Description
  • Poster, color, 10 x 15 in., composed by the Hon. Secretary of the Savings Group in an aircraft factory. Water stains have been removed from this digital image. Prior to World War II, British citizens had for many years been the most highly taxed wage earners in the world. Yet from the beginning of the war to March 1943, the British people had put over twenty billion dollars into war savings. The popular campaigns of the war - Spitfire Funds (1... more
    Poster, color, 10 x 15 in., composed by the Hon. Secretary of the Savings Group in an aircraft factory. Water stains have been removed from this digital image. Prior to World War II, British citizens had for many years been the most highly taxed wage earners in the world. Yet from the beginning of the war to March 1943, the British people had put over twenty billion dollars into war savings. The popular campaigns of the war - Spitfire Funds (1940), War Weapons (1941), Warships (1942), Wings for Victory (1943), and Salute the Soldier (1944) - encouraged donors by pointing out specific items their contributions could purchase, much as the War Savings Bonds campaigns in the United States. The economic importance of these savings campaigns in Britain lay in their anti-inflationary effect. The text of this poster is based on the well-known poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. For information on Kipling and the full text of the original poem see this website: http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling_ind.html. World War II. 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 14 Political Systems. less
  • Format
  • Ww20283p.jpg