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It is far better to face the bullets than to be killed at home by a bomb. Join the army at once & help to stop an air raid. God save the king / Andrew Reid & Co., Ltd., 50, Grey Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

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It is far better to face the bullets than to be killed at home by a bomb. Join the army at once & help to stop an air raid. God save the king / Andrew Reid & Co., Ltd., 50, Grey Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

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Poster showing a dirigible in the night sky over London, illuminated by a searchlight.
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British World War I Posters. Recruiting and Enlistment. Recruiting and Enlistment. War Loans and Bonds.

The main types of airship are non-rigid, semi-rigid, and rigid. Non-rigid airships, often called "blimps", rely on internal pressure to maintain the shape of the airship. Semi-rigid airships maintain the envelope shape by internal pressure but have a supporting structure. Rigid airships have an outer structural framework which maintains the shape and carries all structural loads, while the lifting gas is contained in internal gas bags or cells. Rigid airships were first flown by Count Zeppelin and the vast majority of rigid airships built were manufactured by the firm he founded. As a result, all rigid airships are sometimes called zeppelins. In early dirigibles, the lifting gas used was hydrogen, due to its high lifting capacity and ready availability. Helium gas has almost the same lifting capacity and is not flammable, unlike hydrogen, but is rare and relatively expensive. Airships were most commonly used before the 1940s, but their use decreased over time as their capabilities were surpassed by those of aeroplanes.

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01/01/1915
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No known restrictions on publication. For information see "World War I Posters" (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/243_wwipos.html)

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