First World War posters

London
1915
126 x 142
France - Rouen - Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime
169 Fi guerre 14-18 / 61
Late modern period
Politics and Military links

Posters published in large numbers by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, probably in 1915, were aimed at the young Englishmen who might be considering joining up for active servuice at the front.

Recruitment was voluntary until 1916 when a law introducing conscription was introduced.

The English soldier holding a bayonet is scanning the horizon to the east, where the major battles took place.

 

Illustrated colour poster ; Allen (David) & Sons, printers of Harrow, Middlesex and London.

 

View 1 : "Boys, come over here, you're wanted" poster - ADSM, 169 Fi guerre 14-18 / 61 - collections Lafont

View 2 : "Come on lad, slip across and help" poster - ADSM, 169 Fi guerre 14-18 / 110 - collections Lafont

View 3 : "Boys, come along, you're wanted" poster - Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

View 4 : "Why not join the army" poster - ADSM, 169 Fi guerre 14-18 / 47 - collections Lafont

View 5 : "Women of Britain say - Go!" poster - ADSM, 169 Fi guerre 14-18 - collections Lafont

View 6 : "Your King and country need you - Enlist now"poster - ADSM, 169 Fi guerre 14-18 / 21 - collections Lafont

View 7 : "Rally round the flag - Every fit man wanted" - ADSM, 169 Fi guerre 14-18 / 20 - collections Lafont

Location

The exhibitions

The Keep, Falmer
"The First World War"
Discover the new East Sussex County Council website dedicated to the First World War
www.eastsussexww1.org.uk