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Object: Poster, ’Britain Needs You At Once’

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Title Poster, ’Britain Needs You At Once’
Production Parliamentary Recruiting Committee (publisher), 1915, United Kingdom
Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. (printing firm), 1915, United Kingdom
Materials ink, paper
Classification political posters
Technique colour lithography, planographic printing
Dimensions Overall: 760mm (Height) x 540mm (Width)
Credit line Gift of Department of Defence, 1919
Registration number GH016313
This First World War poster depicts St George fighting the dragon. Such propaganda appealed to men's chivalrous feelings and sense of duty, and was part of a massive publicity campaign in Britain before conscription was introduced in 1916.

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