7.6.40

Although newspaper posters are now suppressed[1], one fairly frequently sees the paper-sellers displaying a poster. It appears that old ones are resuscitated and used, and ones with captions like “R.A.F. raids on Germany” or “Enormous German losses” can be used at almost any times.

[1] ‘Suppressed’ implies censorship; such posters were forbidden simply to conserve raw materials and economise on imports, thereby saving shipping space. Peter Davison

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3 Responses to 7.6.40

  1. Stephen Mills says:

    Brilliant. Orwell knew the media business inside out.
    How fantastic are these entries. Yes I yearn for the egg count too, but good as he is as a subsistence gardener, I feel Orwell was really made for this role of insightful observer of the streets of a city at war.

  2. The evils of advertising are not lost on Orwell.

  3. Steve says:

    This evening I finally found where the hens have been laying for the past several days: seven eggs.

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