BRITISH – POSTER – REPRINT – WARNS THE PUBLIC ABOUT GERMAN ZEPPELIN AND AIRCRAFT DANGERS
During WW I, the Imperial German Army and Navy launched bombing missions against London and other English cities. In order to inform and protect its citizens, His Majesty’s Printing Office produced a poster that compared German aircraft (including zeppelins) with England’s. The posters were posted in public areas. They were also available to purchase for the sum of two pence in 1915. These posters showed the various German fixed-wing aircraft and zeppelins that could appear in England’s skies. They also depicted comparable British aircraft to reduce the panic that resulted whenever airplanes or zeppelins were spotted overhead. As it was still early in the war, none of the more highly-advanced German airplanes were yet depicted. The Albatros and Fokker firms’ more famous aircraft and Gotha’s massive bombers were still in the future.
PLEASE NOTE: this is a reprint, and NOT an original. It was produced by the Imperial War Museum from an original in their collection. The poster measures 19 ½ ” x 29 ¾.” It is mounted on poster board, so we will have to mail it to you flat (resulting in a bit more postage). It is in very good condition, overall. The poster board sports two or three dings, along with corresponding tears/foxing to the poster.