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Salute the Soldier Week - 1944

The 'Salute the Soldier Week' was held from June 17th to 24th 1944, ie shortly after the D-Day landings in Normandy.


These photographs feature the Bank's Head Office in Broad Street, and some of the members of the Armed Forces passing in front of a saluting point located before Head Office with its daily message - see also:

 

The BMB during World War II

 

                                                                                           World War II Events

 

                                                                                      War Savings Campaigns

June 20th 1944:


The Day's Message to the Lord Mayor
is from General Sir Bernard Montgomery:


RALLY TO THE TASK
GIVE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR WORK
FINISH OFF THIS WAR

June 22nd 1944:


The Day's Message to the Lord Mayor
is from General Eisenhower:


I KNOW FULL WELL WHAT A MAGNIFICENT CONTRIBUTION YOUR CITY HAS ALREADY MADE TO THE WAR EFFORT. MAKE THIS THE GREATEST SUCCESS OF ALL YOUR CAMPAIGNS

These armoured vehicles proceed westwardly along Broad Street as they pass the Bank's Head Office. In the background, the Hall of Memory is on the left, and city centre buildings on the right

These soldiers march along Broad Street
with Baskerville House in the background

The saluting party includes the Bank's
General Manager - J P Hilton
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