“ROYAL AIR FORCE RAIDS ARE SMASHING GERMAN INDUSTRY”: STRIKING BRITISH WORLD WAR II POSTER
(WORLD WAR II). Poster: Royal Air Force Raids Are Smashing German Industry. London: H.M. Stationery Office, circa 1942. Original four-color broadside poster, measuring 20 by 30 inches, closely framed, measures 22-1/2 by 32-1/2 inches. $2250.
Striking original World War II poster touting the R.A.F.'s achievements in destroying German industry featuring illustrations of three sizes of bombs and a burning cityscape as well as numerous facts about bombing victories, accompanied by the words: "Royal Air Force Raids Are Smashing German Industry."
This original 1942 poster was intended to publicize—and propagandize—the massive accomplishments of the R.A.F. and their destruction of German industry during World War II. For those on the British Homefront who felt that the war was never-ending, posters such as this offered hope that Britain was edging closer to victory. British Information Services (New York) stamps on verso. De-accessioned by The Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia.
Faint foldlines. About-fine condition.