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Penalty for disregarding D-Day Secrecy:- "Death for your Comrades!"
Poster with thanks to National Army Museum.

DESCRIPTION automatically generated:- 'Abram Games' was the official war poster artist during the 2nd World War. Installed in the War Office Public Relations Directorate in 1941, he was employed to craft posters communicating important messages to soldiers and civilians alike. Games had a striking style and worked with a principle of 'maximum meaning, minimum means.' His priority was delivering ideas in a way that would be understood by all. While all his wartime posters were of equal relevance, some of the most distinct are those which communicate the impact of idle chatter about operational matters.

Authorised and printed on 26 May 1944, this example appeared across barracks in the final few days before D-Day, 6 June 1944. It provided a stark reminder that disclosing secrets could jeopardize 1 of the 2nd World War's most significant operations, and equally that:- "you" might be responsible for the death of your comrades.

he full body of Abram Games' wartime work is on display in:- 'The Art of Persuasion' at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, until 24 November 2019. For more information please visit:- NAM.AC.UK/ArtOfPersuasion.

We would love to hear from anyone who was involved in D-Day or any of the major operations of World War 2, as we would live to do video interviews about their memories of this very dark chapter of the World's history.  If you can help, please email us with your information, via:-  We are especially interested in anyone who is from the Liverpool City Region or had been based in the area, over World War 2.

3 Northern Mayor joins calls for rail public ownership of Northern Rail

THE Rail Union RMT have welcomed the call from Manchester, Andy Burnham Mayor and Liverpool City Region, Mayor Steve Rotheram and North of Tyne Mayor, Mayor Jamie Driscoll have all said Arriva to be stripped of their failing Northern Rail franchise and for the services to be brought back into the public sector.

General Secretary Mick Cash said:- "RMT welcomes this decisive move by Andy Burnham, Steve Rotheram and Jamie Driscoll. There should now be a swift transition of the Northern routes into a public sector operation. There can be no excuses for any delay. RMT will be seeking immediate assurances that the jobs, conditions and pensions of our members will be protected once Arriva are finally kicked off the Northern routes. The union will also expect to see an end of outsourcing of support functions and an absolute commitment to safety and the Guard guarantee. Any attempt by Chris Grayling and the DfT to sabotage the clear wishes of the democratically elected representatives across the North will spark a furious political backlash. For Arriva Rail North the game is up. How much longer will the Government place political ideology over the basic needs of the people of the North. Grayling must act today."

Mr Driscoll said:- "The number 1 priority for a transport system is reliability. Andy Burnham, Steve Rotherham and Jamie Driscoll have been drawing the Government's attention to the problems with this franchise for years now. Given that Northern cancelled more than 1,700 trains, in the wider North East, between 2018 to 2019. I think it's about time we took it back into public ownership."

Do you agree with the call to strip Arriva of it's franchise? Is it:- "the only viable solution" to place this franchise back into public ownership? We would love to know your thoughts and views on this very controversial topic. Please email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com with your thoughts on this topic.

Hugh Baird College gets students thinking about their future

HUGH Baird College recently held their annual Careers and Wellbeing Fair with big names such Siemens, Everton in the Community, HMRC, The Army, Asda and The Samaritans amongst many more in attendance.

The organisations helped by advising students on the type of roles available to them within their companies and also highlighted the current employment and voluntary opportunities they could consider and apply for.

The Careers and Wellbeing Fair assisted students to think about their next steps and raised aspirations with groups in attendance from the 14 to 16 College, South Sefton campus which is home to the College's A-Level provision and undergraduates of the Hugh Baird University Centre.

At Hugh Baird College, health and wellbeing isn't just about eating well or exercising. The Student Services team work with students and staff all across the college to promote a rounded approach to a healthy lifestyle, with a strong focus on mental health and social interactions. Hugh Baird College began their approach to becoming a 'Healthy College' back in 2009, and since then have implemented a whole range of healthy initiatives across all campuses. From free healthy breakfasts to help students start the day in a morning, to help stopping smoking or giving up alcohol.

Kelly Shannon, Hugh Baird College Retention and Progression Co-Ordinator, said:- "The Careers and Wellbeing Fair is an invaluable and exciting opportunity for all our students to meet with a range of companies and organisations across a number of sectors. Our aim is to help our students as they plan their next steps, whether it's employment, an apprenticeship or further study. It was great to see so many of our students in attendance and we'd like to thank all the employers who took time out of their busy schedules to provide our students with valuable information and opportunities."

For more information on the support available at Hugh Baird College, please visit:- HughBaird.AC.UK or alternatively call:- 0151 353 4444 for more information.

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