Ref NoLSE2930
Alt Ref NoLSE2930
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionBeaverbrook Wild West
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date26 Mar 1941
Embedded text or transcriptResearch
See what the boys in the back room will have and thell them we'll all have the same
Ministry of Aircraft Production Milk Bar Our Motto: "Civil Service"
Low with Lord Beaverbrook's apologies to Marlene Dietrich
Person DepictedChurchill; Winston (1874-1965)
Beaverbrook; Max Aitken (1879-1964); Baron,
NotesNews: Lord Beaverbrook, Minister of Aircraft Produciton, broadcasting on March 23, declared that Britain now possessed a record number of fighters and bombers in reserve ready for immediate operation. February production of aircraft had been unprecedentedly high, and during the last six months five new engines and six new types of plane - Beau fighters, Fulmars, Whirlwinds, Stirlings, Halifaxes and Manchesters - had been brought into operation, while two more were passing from development into production, and others developed. The credit must be given to the technical and research experts, many of them Civil servants, who worked in the background - "the boys in the back room" - and Lord Beaverbrook named Mr G.P. Bulman, designer of the Sabre, the highest-powered British aero-engine in use, Mr W.S. Farren , and Air-Commodore Patrick Huskisson, who designed "big bombs, fat bombs, thin bombs, beautiful bombs." ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4540]
SubjectsWorld War 1939-1945
Research and development
milk bars
saloon bars
Wild West
civil service
Ministry of Aircraft Production
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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GB/BCA/7Churchill; Winston (1874-1965)1874-1965British politician. Became a Conservative MP in 1900 and held the offices of President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer eventually becoming Prime Minister from 1940-1945 and from 1951-1955. A noted statesman and orator, he was also an officer in the British Army, an historian, writer and artist.  
GB/BCA/96Beaverbrook; Max Aitken (1879-1964); Baron,1879-1964   
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