A motor-cycle detachment of the British Army armed with "Tommy" guns.

One of 30 posters in the series: British War Posters available on this site.

Description

A color drawing of large number of soldiers on motorcycles, traveling down a road in the countryside. There are large tommy guns attached to the motorcycles, aimed forward, and the gun in the foreground appears to be firing.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 38 x 50 cm.

Creation Information

Davies, Roland. Creation Date: Unknown.

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This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Poster Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 760 times , with 8 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: A motor-cycle detachment of the British Army armed with "Tommy" guns.
  • Series Title: British War Posters

Description

A color drawing of large number of soldiers on motorcycles, traveling down a road in the countryside. There are large tommy guns attached to the motorcycles, aimed forward, and the gun in the foreground appears to be firing.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 38 x 50 cm.

Notes

"Roland Davies"--Artist's signature at lower right corner of picture.

"P.K."--Printed at lower right corner of poster below picture.

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Identifier

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 444
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. 1378
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Davies 3
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc292

Collections

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World War Poster Collection

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images. It's particularly strong in World War I French and American and World War II American "home front" posters, covering topics like war bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale, and popular artists like Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.

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  • This poster's creation, acceptance, or submission date is unknown.

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 11:02 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 2, 2010, 11:26 a.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Davies, Roland. A motor-cycle detachment of the British Army armed with "Tommy" guns., poster, Date Unknown; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc292/: accessed March 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.