Poster – “Here are some hints – READ THEM – LEARN THEM”

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A number of the war posters held in the TUC Library Collections are public health posters produced by the Government during the Second World War and aimed at civilians in Britain. It was important during the war to reduce the demand on the health care services so they could care for the wounded and for people to be fit and health and available to work. People were encouraged to be even more careful with their health than before with these helpful posters.

This brightly coloured poster was produced in 1940 by HMSO. It provides some handy tips to ‘keep you and others in good health.’ The artist was F Cramer.

Many of these ‘tips’ could be on public health posters today.

Jenni Rockliff (volunteer working on poster collection in the TUC Library).

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