Object: Digital poster, ’The Student Volunteer Army wants you to fight’
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|Title||Digital poster, ’The Student Volunteer Army wants you to fight’|
Student Volunteer Army (creating agency), April 2011, New Zealand
Campbell, Laura (graphic designer), 2011, New Zealand
Hart, Joel (graphic designer), 2011, New Zealand
|Classification||posters, digital images, electronic reproductions|
|Credit line||Gift of Student Volunteer Army, 2011|
The poster is a clever reworking of an American Second World War poster (1941-45) which featured the same image, but called for women to enlist in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps.
The Student Volunteer Army began on 6 September 2010 to help cleanup after the first Canterbury earthquake on 4 September 2010. The students helped clear silt from Christchurch properties and brought much needed support and cheer to inhabitants, particularly the elderly.
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