Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms
Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms! Britain and the USSR. Showing the British and Soviet Russian flags flying side by side. A message below says: British Women! You can win this war. There are jobs open now for women of this district. Enquire at the War Job Bureau or Employment Exchange.
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At the Brewery Baths by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
"You chuck another sardine at me, my lad, and you'll hear from my solicitors." High jinks in a brewery on the Western Front utilised as a baths for British soldiers. Old Bill, the cartoon character created by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander, does not appreciate the practical jokes of his comrades. Date: 1917
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Phil Piratin and William Gallacher, Communist MPs
Philip (Phil) Piratin (1907-1995), member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and MP for Mile End, East London (1945-1950). He opposed the anti-semitism of Mosley's British Union of Fascists, and was a defender of tenants' rights. His parliamentary seat was abolished when boundary changes were made, and he was defeated when standing for the new Stepney constituency in 1950. Seen here (left), with William Gallacher (1881-1965), Communist MP for East Fife, arriving on the first day of the new parliament in 1945.
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