Plaque made to commemorate the Allied victory in World War II, 1945.
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Made by De La Rue Plastics this is a rectangular plaque of cream urea formaldehyde, moulded with the figure of a naked male winged warrior. The warrior has raised arms, with the right arm holding a sword, and is about to sever the three heads of a dragon. It is signed McM and has the Morse code for 'V', representing 'Victory', repeated five times acros the base. Its powerful design harks back to Art Deco motifs.