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Hit back with your war savings
Hit back with your war savings
Resource Typeimage
TitleHit back with your war savings
Coverage / Yearc. 1939 to 1945
DescriptionPoster, color, 20 x 30 in., printed for H. M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd., London.
InterpretationPrior to World War II, British citizens had for many years been the most highly taxed wage earners in the world. Yet from the beginning of the war to March 1943, the British people had put over twenty billion dollars into war savings. The popular campaigns of the war - Spitfire Funds (1940), War Weapons (1941), Warships (1942), Wings for Victory (1943), and Salute the Soldier (1944) - encouraged donors by pointing out specific items their contributions could purchase, much as the War Savings Bonds campaigns in the United States. The economic importance of these savings campaigns in Britain lay in their anti-inflationary effect.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 14 Political Systems;
Author or CreatorGreat Britain. The National Savings Committee
Subject / KeywordsWorld War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--Great Britain;
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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Resource Identifierww20288p
CONTENTdm file name4063914682002_ww20288p.jpg
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