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Rare survivor - WW2 'Blonde Bombshell' poster that was banned for being to glamorous emerges.<br />
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A rare copy of a controversial wartime poster for the women's ATS that had to be pulped following complaints by a feminist MP has come to light.<br />
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The poster aimed at getting women to join the Auxiliary Territorial Army was produced in 1941 by renowned graphic designer Abraham Games.<br />
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He deliberately glamourised the service by turning brunette model Doreen Murphy into a blonde, giving her red lipstick and putting her cap at a 'sexy' angle.<br />
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Games' aim was to appeal to younger women but his 'blonde bombshell' poster drew complaints.<br />
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Some 10,000 copies were destroyed but one that has survived has emerged for sale in Dorset for £5,000.