Lovely piece of artwork

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Ken at Aero Leather, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    British-propaganda-posters-painting-ww2-British-general.jpg British-propaganda-posters-painting-ww2-British-general.jpg

    Found on google while reseaching for a new catalogue we are in the process of producing.
    The title say's British General, Jacket looks like a B-3 but what the heck..........
     
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    johnwayne Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it's old but very good, thanks for sharing Ken
     
  3. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    It's credited with being for a wartime propoganda poster
     
  4. Smithy

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    The fellow in the poster looks to be based on Major General Sir Bernard Freyberg VC, commander of the 2nd NZ EF and 2nd NZ Div, although I've yet to see a photo of him in any sheepskin flying jacket. The Shermans aren't out of place though as the Kiwis used them significantly during the Italian campaign.

    Nice poster.
     
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    jack31916 Active Member

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    Thnx Uncle ;)
     
  8. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Great spot,I thinkyoumust be correct, note the light growth on the upper lip on both images :>)

    I had another search and found the site the pic came from https://pictureshistory.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/british-paintings-during-ww2-war-and.html
    Not that much help mind you............
     
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    Yup you're definitely right. That's the problem with all these British generals with moustaches faffing about in the field - they all look the same!
     
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