Trevor Mitchell - Fingers Crossed - Avro Lancaster & Fordson
Land Army Fordson Tractor with an Avro Lancaster Birthday Greeting Card by artist Trevor Mitchell
The fertile fields around Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk became one of the main food lifelines for Britain’s population during WWII. It was also in these areas where the large bases for the four-engined heavy bombers of both the USAAF and RAF could be found.
In this evocative card by Trevor Mitchell, a pair of Land Army girls have stopped work with their Fordson Model N tractor to watch an Avro Lancaster limp home to its base in the early morning, hopefully getting down without too much trouble.