Seeing It Through - poster

'Seeing it Through' was a series of posters commissioned by London Transport in 1944. They commemorate the everyday acts of heroism made by civilian workers in wartime. Eric Henri Kennington painted this portrait of the train driver. The image was accompanied by the words of the British author Alan Patrick Herbert: Pilot all alone you ride Through the bowels of the town, Up into the black outside Where the bombs are whistling down. Bombs and blizzards, fogs and frights 'Dead Man's Handle' at your breast Lights - and lights - for ever lights On you ride and never rest. On to Barking, on to Kew! Master of a trying trade, Seldom do we think of you, Never do we feel afraid.
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