'The Lines behind the Lines', BR poster, 1939-1945.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced by British Railways (BR) during World War II to remind pasengers of the company's services to the war effort. Artwork by Frank Henry Mason (1876-1965), who was educated at HMS Conway and spent time at sea. He painted marine and coastal subjects and was involved in engineering and shipbuilding. He also designed railway posters for the North Eastern Railway (NER), Great Western Railway (GWR) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER).