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Title 12th African Division 1940-1941
Collection Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict - The Visual Culture of Public Information and Counter Information
Artist Preston, J
Printer East African Survey Group
Publisher/Sponsor East African Survey Group
Date 11.1941
Concept cartography, emblems, military personnel, empire / commonwealth
Description whole: the image occupies the whole, held within a decorative border of laurel leaves. The title is integrated and positioned in the upper centre and lower centre, in blue outlined black, held within scroll designs. The text is integrated and located over the whole, in black and in white outlined black.
image: a map of eastern Africa, featuring parts of modern Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. The route taken by the 12th African Division during the East African campaign, from Nairobi to Addis Ababa, is highlighted in red. Significant incidents are illustrated with small drawings. Around the edge of the map are depictions of the badges of the units who took part.
text: 12TH AFRICAN DIVISION
[map has various place names and text]
1940-1941
Reproduced by E.A. Survey Group Nov. 1941.
2333850 SIGMN. J. PRESTON
12 (A) DIV. SIGNALS.
JUNE 1941.
Object map, badge
Id Number Current Accession IWM PST 15373
Location Creation Site Unknown
Measurements Dimensions 534 mm x 432 mm
Material lithograph on paper
Format Series Notes Produced by the British authorities in Africa.
Event WW2 East Africa
Related Country British Empire/Commonwealth BC, Malawi MW, Zimbabwe ZW, Uganda UG, Tanzania TZ, Kenya KE, Somalia SO, Eritrea ER, Ethiopia ET
Text Language English
Rights IWM reproduction right
Style Period Period 1939-1945
Production Method lithograph in 6 plus colours
Work Type poster
 

 

 

 

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