His Majesty's minesweepers
prepared for the Admiralty by the Ministry of Information
Admiralty - Great Britain; Ministry of Information - Great Britain, 1943
This close cropped image of a sailor on deck heightens emotion and builds on patriotic feelings. By photographing the sailor from below, the photographer has made him look monumental, a towering force of strength and defence. Focusing on the sailor, without the context of the ship or other sailors the photographer has made this individual embody the whole of the British Navy.