Hurricane in the hand

Today’s Poster. Written in Russian, in English it is entitled “From the British people Towards Victory! We are with you”, and is one of a set of posters that highlighted the collaboration by Britain and the USSR after the Russian federation had been attacked by Nazi Germany, starting what the Soviet Republics knew as the…

Frights in Finland

Today’s posters from Finland are rather eerie civil defence ones from World War Two. In Suomi, it reads: “Ilmasta uhkaa vaara! Kaikki kansalaiset väestönsuojelutyöhön!” or “Danger Threatens from the sky! Take Air Raid Precautions”. The figure is obviously intended to seem protective, sheltering a blue clad family from the bomber aircraft that looks somewhat like…

White Star – Red Stars

Today’s Poster is another on the Soviet aviation’s soaring air forces tmeme, as seen earlier here. Entitled ‘Glory to the Soviet Aviators!’ by a B. Reshetnikov, it’s a remarkable array of then current (1973) Soviet aircraft, stretching back to even before the revolution of 1917, with the lowest left aircraft being one of the pre-Great…

Soviet Glory

Today’s Poster by V. Solovyov, ‘Glory to Soviet Aviation!’ is the title in English. Ranks of Soviet bombers (top Myasishchev M-4 ‘Bisons’, with, possibly the Ilyushin Il-30 or Ilyushin Il-54 in the middle – neither type going beyond prototypes) with escorting Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 15 or 17 fighters soaring to the heavens, you can almost hear…

Soviet Airwomen’s Training

A Soviet poster at the end of Women’s History Month today. A slightly rough translation of this 1931 poster’s strapline would be “Proletarian women! Master aviation equipment, go to school and technical colleges for advancing civil aviation!” The Communist revolution needed to enable such skills and enhance the capability of the population, but here, as…

Heroines

Today is International Women’s Day, and so we are going to use photographer and pilot Anne Noggle’s work for a pair or amazing stories. And a women pilots’ quilt. (There will be more during Women’s History Month through March.) Photographer and fellow wartime pilot Anne Noggle’s portrait of Anna Timofeyeva-Yegorova. Notice the ‘broach’. There’s quite…