1940 The British Commonwealth of Nations Together

1940 The British Commonwealth of Nations Together

This British poster, from late 1940 or early 1941, shows a group of soldiers from different Commonwealth nations marching together. While ‘strength through unity’ was a common theme of Allied posters during the war, the racial hierarchy was evidently not to be forgotten.

This and other promotional posters foregrounding groups of people inspired the design for the poster titled Strikethrough. The image of the gathering in the poster Strikethrough comes from my painting Meet (2021).


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The Commonwealth: Why Does it Exist and Does it Help its Members?

The Commonwealth, an association of 54 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific, has always been a rather mysterious organisation.
It evolved gradually over the course of the 20th century, making it difficult to pinpoint a precise starting date. Also, it operates more on precedent than formal agreements leading to further ambiguity. It’s also unclear what tangible benefits Commonwealth citizens derive from the organisation.

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Can the Royal Family Cling on Much Longer

As the Queen marks 70 years on the throne, the Caribbean isn’t the only place ready to ditch the royal family

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