“Put the lid on Hitler”

Poster entitled ‘Help put the lid on Hitler by saving our old metal and paper’, 1939-1946, Catalogue ref: INF 3/203

  • Can you explain how words and image are used to persuade people to not waste metal and paper?
  • Look at the poster designed by Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird) used in the salvage campaign, Catalogue ref: INF 13/148
  • What is the message of this poster?
  • Which of these salvage posters is more effective in your opinion?
  • Why were people encouraged to salvage books during the war? Catalogue ref: INF 2/47
  • How could the book campaign be used to help keep up public morale?


Help put the lid on Hitler by saving your old metal and paper

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