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14 Incredible British propaganda posters from World War Two

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Today, 8 May, marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the day that World War Two officially came to an end on the European continent. 

First celebrated in 1945 as a public holiday, the day recognises the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War Two of Nazi Germany's surrender of its armed forces, bringing an end to the war that had ravaged Europe for the previous six years. 

A two-minute silence will be held at London's Cenotaph at 3pm to commemorate the moment that Winston Churchill announced that the war was over, as well as remembrance ceremonies, street parties and concerts across the country. 

Here's our round-up of the occasionally humorous, sad, politically incorrect, inspiring and downright brilliant pieces of British propaganda design from the war years.

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ww-2-housewives
ww-2-cobra
ww-2-under-your-hat
ww-2-zip-it
ww-2-kitchen-waste
ww-2-oil
ww-2-beat-em
ww-2-test-of-a-soldier
ww-2-together
ww-2-rag-and-bone
ww-2-send-children-home
ww-2-united-nations
ww-2-nazi-break

(Images via National Archive)

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