KEELEY, P. - Indie moet vrij vecht ervoor. London, J.Haworth & Brother Ltd, 1944. Size: 28 x 19 inches. / 71.0 x 48.3 cm. Lithography. A few small marginal tears. Small reinforcement of paper in the upper right corner. Generally in very good condition.
War propaganda poster by Patrick (Pat) Cokayne Keely, who died in 1970, was a British graphic artist known for his Second World War posters for the Ministry of Information along with stylized commercial posters for publishers, the GPO and public transport.
Distributed in the liberated South of the Netherlands, this poster concerned the Japanese occupation of Indonesia and was published by the Dutch government-in-exile in London.
Paper poster printed in lithography depicting a yellow octopus emerging from the Japanese flag with its tentacles wrapped around a depiction of the Dutch East Indies in green.
In bottom "Indie Moet Vrij! Werkt en Vecht Ervoor! [The (Dutch East) Indies Must Be Free! Work and Fight For It!]