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The Empire Needs Men WWI during World War I

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The Parliamentary Recruiting Committee produced this First World War poster. Designed by Arthur Wardle, the poster urges men from countries of the British Empire to enlist in the British army.

Arthur Wardle (1864-1949) was an English artist. He was born in London and trained at the Royal Academy Schools. Wardle's work was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts movement, and he often used a detailed, realistic style. He became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and exhibited at the Royal Academy and other major galleries. Wardle's paintings were popular during his lifetime and continue to be admired for their skilful depictions of animals in natural settings.

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1915
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