Medieval Knight leading National Savings Week

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Title

Medieval Knight leading National Savings Week

Subject

National Savings Week Willesden Borough, medieval chain mail, banner, banners, street processions, pageant, Australian reportage of medieval pageant, post World War II, World War II, World War, war, War Savings week

Description

National Savings Week was a movement instituted in Great Britain in 1916 to raise funds to counteract government deficits. The emblem of the Movement was, at first, the Swastika but that was replaced with a figure that appears to be St. George slaying the dragon. This occurred before the start of World War II because the Swastika was adopted by the Nazis. The Movement consisted of local groups and was especially helpful during World War II. Australia had a War Savings Week from 1940 under the Menzies Government so the Australian reportage of the English movement in 1949 suggested the idea retained its currency.

Creator

Unknown

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

Trove, National Library of Australia

Date

30 October, 1949

Rights

National Library of Australia

Format

PDF; Photograph

Language

English

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Original Format

PDF; Photograph

Citation

“Medieval Knight leading National Savings Week,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 25, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/366.