Help the West Indies to work for Victory, poster showing dock workers


This poster was published by the Ministry of Information to encourage support for the war effort within the UK and throughout the British Empire during World War Two. It was intended to be displayed in public buildings and places of work.

The ‘Help the West Indies Work for VICTORY’ poster is part of a series depicting different kinds of wartime service. In this image, a group of male dock workers unload cargo from a large military ship.

Although many Caribbean people understood their wartime service as part of a larger movement for racial equality, they often encountered racism in the Armed Forces and in Britain. Many of those who came to the country in the post-war period faced prejudice and discrimination in work, housing and other areas of daily life.

Full title:
[Miscellaneous posters, wall sheets and charts, with text in various languages.]
c. 1939, London
Poster / Image / Illustration
Alfred John Nunney
Usage terms
Crown Copyright
Held by
British Library
B.S. 51/29. [Box 6]

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