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Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, We shall not flag, Winston Churchill speech

WW2 poster, We shall not flag, Winston Churchill speech
WW2 poster, We shall not flag, we shall not fail. Winston Churchill speech, 4 June 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, Britains Sea Power, Destroyers in line ahead, maintain it with your savings

WW2 poster, Britains Sea Power, Destroyers in line ahead, maintain it with your savings. Date: circa 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: Womens Institute activities during the First World War

Womens Institute activities during the First World War, making jam and wicker baskets to help with the war effort. 1915

Background imageEffort Collection: OLYMPICS / 1948 / 10, 000 MET

OLYMPICS / 1948 / 10, 000 MET
Emil Zatopek (Czech) sets the 10, 000 metre record

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, To Victory -- With Our Help

WW2 poster, To Victory -- With Our Help! Pilots profile with Hawker Hurricanes. Printed by Massey-Harris for distribution in England. Date: circa 1942

Background imageEffort Collection: German propaganda poster, WW1

German propaganda poster, WW1
German propaganda poster, encouraging women to work in the Home Army during the First World War, for example by working in munitions factories to make grenades for soldiers to use. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageEffort Collection: Wartime poster, save bread, serve potatoes

Wartime poster, save bread, serve potatoes
Wartime poster encouraging people to save bread (and you save lives), serve potatoes (and you serve the country). Depicting a loaf of bread inside a lifebelt. 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: Womens Land Army in action, 1939

Womens Land Army in action, 1939
Land Girls following a tractor drawn potato digger, gathering produce before it can be affected by frost. Date: 1939

Background imageEffort Collection: Instruction booklet, Knitting for the RAF, WW2

Instruction booklet, Knitting for the RAF, WW2
Cover design, instruction booklet, Knitting for the RAF, World War Two, price one shilling. circa 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: Douglas Bader - Flying Ace of WW2

Douglas Bader - Flying Ace of WW2
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader (1910-1982) - Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War. A postcard produced for the (Royal)

Background imageEffort Collection: Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- St Bride Street and Farringdon Street, with firefighters at work in a smoky atmosphere and pedestrians walking by

Background imageEffort Collection: Italian recruitment poster, Second World War

Italian recruitment poster, Second World War, featuring two soldiers asking the viewer what they are doing for the war effort. 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: Poster: Dig For Victory Now

Poster: Dig For Victory Now
Poster encouraging people to Dig For Victory Now, and enjoy your own vegetables all the year round. 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: King George VI - Thanking British Children

King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two

Background imageEffort Collection: WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities

WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities. Date: 1917

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, Per Ardua Ad Astra, Winston Churchill speech

WW2 poster, Per Ardua Ad Astra, Winston Churchill speech
WW2 poster, Per Ardua Ad Astra. Never in the field of human conflict have so many owed so much to so few. Winston Churchill speech, 20 August 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: Coal mining by G. H. Davis

Coal mining by G. H. Davis
Coal mine working and outcrop production: how coal, so vital to every form of war industry, can be won from opencast veins at shallow depths. Date: 1944

Background imageEffort Collection: Women of Britain - World War Two poster

Women of Britain - World War Two poster
World War Two poster encouraging the women of Britain to answer the call and go and work in the munitions factories

Background imageEffort Collection: Female munitions workers. By Fortunio Matania

Female munitions workers. By Fortunio Matania
As it became clear there would be no decisive swift victory for either side in World War I, the constant demand for munitions increased

Background imageEffort Collection: HMS Habbakuk with HMS Indefatigable, 1946

HMS Habbakuk with HMS Indefatigable, 1946
Illustration showing the top secret design for HMS Habbakuk (centre), a giant aircraft-carrier built of ice and wood pulp, which was proposed as a secret weapon in the Second World War

Background imageEffort Collection: Air Raid Drills at the Windmill Theatre

Air Raid Drills at the Windmill Theatre
At the Windmill Theatre, London, the showgirls are given a crash course in fire-fighting and first aid. 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: Throwing the hammer, Braemar Highland Games

Throwing the hammer, Braemar Highland Games
Alexander Mackenzie throwing the hammer at the 1911 Highland Games at Braemar, Scotland. 1911

Background imageEffort Collection: Patons knitting wools advertisement, WW1 comforts

Patons knitting wools advertisement, WW1 comforts
Advertisement for Patons Alloa knitting wools during the First World War featuring a Red Cross nurse busy knitting and the words, Every Woman Can Help. Date: c.1915

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 - Recycling cans to aid war effort in East Ham, London

WW2 - Recycling cans to aid war effort in East Ham, London
WW2 - Recycling tin cans to aid the war effort in East Ham, London - April, 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: Turn out more Scrap Metal - Turn out More Tanks poster

Turn out more Scrap Metal - Turn out More Tanks poster
World War II poster encouraging civilians on the home front to donate more scrap metal which can be turned into tanks to help the war effort

Background imageEffort Collection: Heath Robinson Bedroom 4 of 4

Heath Robinson Bedroom 4 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by " The Sketch" in the Bedroom. A bedroom, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys

Background imageEffort Collection: OLYMPICS / 1948 / 400 METRE

OLYMPICS / 1948 / 400 METRE
Arthur Wint (Jamaica) sets the 400 metre record

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, Wings for Victory, Lets Go, National Savings. Date: circa 1944

WW2 poster, Wings for Victory, Lets Go, National Savings. Date: circa 1944

Background imageEffort Collection: War Bonds Poster Wwi

War Bonds Poster Wwi
World War One poster encouraging the public to do their bit by buying National war bonds to help fund the war effort

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, A tous les francais, General de Gaulle

WW2 poster, A tous les francais, General de Gaulle
WW2 poster, A tous les francais (To all French people), from General de Gaulle, based in Liverpool during the Second World War. France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war

Background imageEffort Collection: Poster, ARP Looks To You, Womens Voluntary Services, WW2

Poster, ARP Looks To You, Womens Voluntary Services, WW2. 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, Teamwork -- Thanks Pal

WW2 poster, Teamwork -- Thanks Pal! Printed by DeHavilland of Canada Ltd for distribution in England. Date: circa 1942

Background imageEffort Collection: The NeedleWorker, WW1 knitting with Jessie Pope poem

The NeedleWorker, WW1 knitting with Jessie Pope poem
Page from The Needle Worker from March 1915, advising readers on knitting for men and boys and featuring, The Knitting Song, a poem by Jessie Pope

Background imageEffort Collection: Map, Britain -- Spearhead of Attack, WW2

Map, Britain -- Spearhead of Attack, WW2. Date: 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: Member of the Womens Land Army, WW2

Member of the Womens Land Army, WW2
A member of the Womens Land Army (land girl) during the Second World War, standing by a garden gate. Date: 1942

Background imageEffort Collection: British Army recruitment poster

British Army recruitment poster
Recruitment poster for the British Army. A smiling man in uniform asks: Have you a relation or friend serving?

Background imageEffort Collection: The new coffee tavern at Bradford

The new coffee tavern at Bradford
Interior and exterior views of the new coffee tavern in Bradford, inaugurated by W. E Forster, M.P in 1879. The Coffee Tavern movement was a Victorian effort to get people out of pubs

Background imageEffort Collection: Tanks / War Bonds Poster

Tanks / War Bonds Poster
World War One poster featuring a tank, encouraging the public to buy war bonds to help fund the war effort

Background imageEffort Collection: YMCA Poster, Lend Your Strength, WW1

YMCA Poster, Lend Your Strength, WW1
YMCA Poster, design by Adrian Gil-Spear, Lend Your Strength to the Red Triangle, Help the Y Help the Fighters Fight, United War Work Campaign, 11 to 18 November, First World War. circa 1918

Background imageEffort Collection: Lady Sarah Wilson, WW1

Lady Sarah Wilson, WW1
Lady Sarah Wilson (1865 - 1929), formerly Lady Sarah Spencer-Churchill, youngest child of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough

Background imageEffort Collection: WW1 poster, Join the Navy, the Service for Fighting Men. Date: circa 1917

WW1 poster, Join the Navy, the Service for Fighting Men. Date: circa 1917

Background imageEffort Collection: Athletics. Race. Early twentieth century. Engraving

Athletics. Race. Early twentieth century. Engraving

Background imageEffort Collection: Lizzie the munition war-worker in Sheffield, WW1

Lizzie the munition war-worker in Sheffield, WW1
Unofficially connected with Mr. Lloyd Georges department! The elephant munition-worker at Sheffield. Lizzie, a circus elephant was a familiar but incongruous sight on the cobbled streets of Sheffield

Background imageEffort Collection: WW1 recruitment poster with silhouette

WW1 recruitment poster with silhouette
World War One recruitment poster with silhouette -- Loyal Talk Won t Beat Kaiser, Krupp, Kultur, Trained Men Will! Enlist Now! Showing a determined soldier with a bayoneted rifle. 1914-1918

Background imageEffort Collection: Poster: Salvage Saves Shipping

Poster: Salvage Saves Shipping. Encouraging people to recycle materials rather than throw them away, to help with the War Effort. circa 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: Wartime poster, More Ships

Wartime poster, More Ships -- come on! War Savings are Warships. Encouraging people to save money and help the war effort. Featuring a British bulldog wearing an HMS Victory naval cap. 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: Wartime poster, Britain Expects

Wartime poster, Britain Expects that you too, this day, will do your duty. Suggesting that civilians as well as soldiers have a role to play in the war effort. 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: The Latest Spelling Test by William Heath Robinson

The Latest Spelling Test by William Heath Robinson
A desperate effort to instil good luck into a five-franc plaque before returning to the Casino. Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944)



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