[Large printed HMSO double-sided propaganda poster.] ABCA Map Review. No. 7: The Period from February 1st to February 14th 1943. [With coloured map and numerous photographic illustrations.]

[The Army Bureau of Current Affairs; ABCA; HMSO; His Majesty's Stationery Office; the Red Army]
Publication details: 
Compiled by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross, Ltd. 1943
SKU: 13525

Printed on both sides of a piece of paper., 75 x 102cm. In very good condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Designed to be placed on a barrack wall, but with no evidence of having been put up. A striking piece of graphic design, with a boldly-coloured map beneath a thick green curving masthead on the front, and another black and white map in the bottom left-hand corner. Headings to the text read: 'Churchill's Return', 'The Russian Tide', 'The Nazi Line', 'After Tunisia . . .', 'The Solomons' and 'The U-Boats', together with two photographs and an advertisement ('Britain Calls Her Armies') for 'Army Week' on the B.B.C., 28 February to 6 March 1943. The reverse carries 23 black and white photographic illustrations, under the heading '25 Years of the Red Army', with sub-headings 'The Birth of the Red Army', 'Between Two Wars', 'Partners of the Red Army Man', 'The Red Army's A.B.C.A.', 'The Red Army of Liberation'. Central quotation from Stalin, and table at foot giving the 'Percentage Increase of Red Army and Air Force'. Very few of these items survived the war: the only copies traced at the Imperial War Museum, National Library of Scotland and University College London.