“WE SHALL NOT FLAG OR FAIL, WE SHALL GO ON TO THE END”

-Framed Original British WWII Propaganda Poster-

1940

H. M. Stationery Office (?) [London]

14 3/4 x 10 inches (Framed: 16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches)

Item Number: 210555

$1,850.00

Description

An exceedingly rare original wartime British propaganda poster that reproduces Churchill’s iconic words in the aftermath of Dunkirk, delivered in his historic address to Parliament on Tuesday June 4, 1940:

“WE SHALL NOT FLAG OR FAIL, WE SHALL GO ON TO THE END – We shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.”

The maker of this poster is unidentified, though it certainly would appear to be the work of His Majesty’s Stationery Office. The condition is very good, with a touch of edgewear and the noble weathering of age.

The poster, measuring 14 3/4 x 10 inches, has been laid-down on an open-mat and is handsomely framed (16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches overall).

A true relic of the war, Dunkirk, and Winston Churchill.