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Article about: A friend of mine loaned me these ministry of information photographs I have seen some of them before in books or magazines, I assume they were used for propaganda but who would be given the

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    A friend of mine loaned me these ministry of information photographs I have seen some of them before in books or magazines, I assume they were used for propaganda but who would be given the actual photograph as I assume news papers magazines and so on were given the negatives? They were originally owned by a Royal Marine WW11 veteran who sadly died recently,one of the navel pictures has HMS Anson written in pensile on the back as well as the ministry of information stamp so I am assuming that it was the ship he served on and looking on Wikipedia there was one of the photographs.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Anson_(79)
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    Nice photos. I love the water, but I'd have hated to be out on the 'High Seas'
    in that frigid weather !

    You could be right about their newspaper connection, but they look
    rather small for this application - 8.5" x 11" size is more of a
    standard for publication purposes.

    They almost look like those small collectible 'bubblegum cards'
    - or the kind you could buy in a souvenir pack.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Yes it must have been hard going on the Russian convoys.
    They are roughly postcard size , perhaps they were just given out to the troops but then you would expect to find them in their thousands?

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