CHARING CROSS UNDERGROUND STATION
May 2 - May 28 - 9.30 TO 7.30 Sundays Included... Admission Free. Produced by the Ministry of Information
Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by W.R. Royle & Son Ltd., 51-200
The Ministry of Information had the task of disseminating ideas to the British public. Its aim was to present material that would intensify certain public beliefs - in this case, to support the war effort throughout World War II. To this effect, the Ministry staged a series of free exhibitions in central London's busy Charing Cross public transport station in order to expose Britons to pro-Allied forces propaganda. In this image, a hand [assumed British] symbolically removes Japan's sphere of influence from Asia Pacific.
It is interesting to note that Goebbels is said to have modelled the German Propaganda Ministry on the effectiveness of the British Ministry.