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British World War I Posters

British World War I Posters. Recruiting and Enlistment. Recruiting and Enlistment. War Loans and Bonds.
London opinion "Your country needs you" / Alfred Leete.
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His Majesty's Army ... vacancies exist

Recruiting poster for British Army shows four Army units, Hussars, Highlanders, Infantry and the Army Service Corps. Drawings of soldiers in uniform by Ernest Ibbetson and John McNeill.

To arms! / L. Ravenhill.

Poster showing "Recruiting-Sergeant Punch" gesturing and standing in front of a broadside, mostly indistinct but reading, "Wanted. 500,000 men for the Army... Recruiting office... Kitchener."

Münchner Kriegsblätter Ur-Steindrucke deutscher Künstler Michel und seine Nachbarn II von Bruno Goldschmitt - München / Bruno Goldschmitt, 1914 ; satz Knorr & Hirth ; Steindruck Hubert Köbler, München.

Print depicting the state of German affairs following August 1, 1914 (the date it entered the first World War), showing a gigantic male figure, representing Germany, wearing armor and holding a sword, with rows... more

Münchner Kriegsblätter Ur-Steindrucke deutscher Künstler Michel und seine Nachbarn I von Bruno Goldschmitt - München / Bruno Goldschmitt, 1914 ; Satz Knorr & Hirth ; Steindruck Hubert Köbler, München.

Print depicting the state of German affairs before August 1, 1914 (the date it entered the first World War), showing a gigantic male figure, representing Germany, sitting on a bench in a pastoral setting; a sol... more

His Majesty's Coldstream Guards / Ernest Ibbetson, '14.

Recruiting poster for the Cold Stream Guards shows various uniforms worn by the Guards. In each corner are vignettes of the Guards on duty in London and on each side is listed the campaigns in which the Guards ... more

The veteran's farewell. Enlist now! / Frank Dadd 1914 ; printed by Straker Brothers Ltd., 194-200 Bishopsgate, London, E.C.

Poster showing a veteran bidding farewell to a soldier, as others set off in the background.

Will they never come? / printed and published by The Associated Newspapers, Ltd., Carmelite House, London, E.C.

Poster showing a wounded soldier with a rifle, standing over a fallen fellow soldier, and turning to a vignette of a rugby game in a stadium.

The veteran's farewell. Enlist now! / Frank Dadd 1914 ; Printed by Petty & Sons (Leeds) Ltd., Leeds & London.

Poster showing a veteran bidding farewell to a soldier, as others set off in the background.

Your king and country need you. Enlist now / H.W. & V. Ld.

Poster showing text with small armorial device of King George V, against a background of the British flag.

A Y.M.C.A. cellar in Flanders / Wright.

Poster showing a YMCA facility for soldiers, including distribution of books and supplies, and men in uniform relaxing, reading, writing, and smoking.

Royal Naval Division at work & play / Stewart Browne ; distributed by the Walturdaw Co. Ltd., 46 Gerrard St., London, W.

Poster showing sailors with rifles on a bank, and a launch headed out towards numerous ships offshore.

[Red Cross. Soldiers receiving medical attention]

Poster showing a crowded scene at a Red Cross truck, with soldiers using supplies from boxes marked with the Red Cross symbol.

War. To arms citizens of the empire!!

Poster showing a soldier gesturing amid the chaos of war, including civilians and dead bodies.

To my people

Poster in the form of a letter from King George V, asking men to enlist in the army.

There is still a place in the line for you. Will you fill it? / The Haycock-Cadle Co., London S.E.

Poster showing a line of soldiers at attention, flanking a sign which reads, "This space is reserved for a fit man."

Star & Garter Home for totally disabled soldiers and sailors / B.P. ; WHS [monogram].

Poster showing a robed allegorical figure of womanhood supporting an injured man as she helps him through a doorway, captioned, "Haven."

"England expects" Are you doing your duty to-day? 1805-1915 / / printed by Seargeant Bros. Ltd., London & Abergavenny.

Poster showing a sailor in 19th century uniform, with modern battleships at sea and a distant shore in flames.

Polish Victims' Relief Fund. Most holy Virgin of Czenstochowa help us / Printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., London, S.E.

Poster showing refugees outside a devastated town, gazing up at a Marian apparition, Our Lady of Czenstochowa.

Learn to adjust your respirator correct and quick. Don't breathe while doing it, and this won't happen to you / W. G. Thayer.

Poster showing a soldier on the battlefield, collapsing and clutching his throat as a result of poison gas.

Lads, you're wanted: go and help / printed by David Allen & Sons Ld., Harrow, Middlesex.

Poster showing soldiers charging over a hill, in silhouette.

Lord Kitchener calls for more men. God save the king / printed by Hill, Siffken & Co. (L.P.A. Ltd.), Grafton Works, London, N.

Poster showing a handwritten letter, on letterhead "War Office, Whitehall, S.W.," which reads, "I have said that I would let the country know when more men were wanted for the war. The time has come and I now c... more

Put your back into it and help to give the final push. Sign the enlistment form / James Walker (Dublin) Ltd.

Poster showing Allied soldiers, left, and German soldiers, each group struggling to push a huge red ball "Victory" over a peak.

Mars appeals to Vulcan. Daily Chronicle war cartoon by Frank Brangwyn A.R.A.

Poster showing god of war Mars, in Roman dress, encouraging British munitions workers (i.e., god of fire Vulcan) to supply armaments for the troops seen in the background.

War loan / printed by Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. London, E.C.

Poster showing arms of George V above a quote, "The man, be he rich or poor, is little to be envied who at this supreme moment fails to bring forward his savings for the security of his country." - The Chancell... more

Everyone should do his bit. Enlist now / Baron Low 1915 ; printed by Roberts & Leete Ltd., London.

Poster showing a young man in uniform, posed with a drum, before a wall displaying enlistment posters by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Some of the posters are recognizable as items in the Library of C... more

Answer the call right quickly / printed by Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds and London.

Poster showing the flags of Great Britain, France, Russia, and Belgium.

More men are wanted for his majesty's army [...] Men are wanted - enlist now / H.W. & V. Ld.

Poster explains in detail the particulars of incentives for enlistment.

£1 for 15/6. If you cannot fight - lend your money. Go to the post office to-day / printed by David Allen & Sons Ld., Harrow, Midx.

Poster showing a soldier with rifle, and a scene of a "Savings Bank" clerk helping customers at a post office.

Take up the sword of justice / B.P.

Poster shows a classical figure, with arms raised, holding a sword. The figure is surrounded by drowning people and in the background the oceanliner Lusitania is sinking.

Irishmen - avenge the Lusitania. Join an Irish regiment to-day / W.E.T. ; John Shuley & Co., Dublin.

Poster showing the Lusitania in flames and sinking, with people in the water and lifeboats in the foreground.

Daddy, what did you do in the great war? / designed and printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., London, S.E.

Poster showing a pensive man with his daughter on his lap, while a boy plays with toy soldiers at his feet.

3,000,000 Belgians are destitute in Belgium. They must not starve. Support the local fund / Hassall.

Poster showing a woman in a helmet (Minerva, personification of Britain?) caring for a mother and children.