“NEVER WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW”: DRAMATIC BRITISH WORLD WAR II POSTER
(CHURCHILL, Winston). Poster: Never Was So Much Owed by So Many to So Few. London: H.M. Stationery Office, circa 1940. Original two-color broadside poster measuring 20 by 30 inches; closely framed, measures a total of 22-1/2 by 33 inches.
Dramatic original World War II poster depicting five Royal Air Force fighter pilots, with Prime Minister Churchill's famous words from his speech of August 20, 1940 in the sky above them.
"Churchill's historic exhortations are equal [to the Gettysburg address] in their ringing assertion of democracy confronting the seemingly irresistible forces of tyranny… At the time when Great Britain stood alone against the weight of Nazi and Fascist aggression… the gap between destruction and survival seemed a very narrow one. In it stood nothing much but the resolution of the islanders and the indomitable figure of their Prime Minister" (PMM 424). Churchill delivered these famous words in his address in the House of Commons on August 20, 1940, as the Battle of Britain (July 10-October 31, 1940) raged in the skies above. De-accessioned by the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia.
Faint foldlines and tiny tears at edges of center fold. About-fine condition.