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Title

Britain Needs You At Once

Object Name

Poster

Maker

Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. (Primary maker)

Date Made

1915
1915

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

First World War recruitment poster; 'Britain Needs You At Once.' Poster features a very stylised St. George slaying the dragon, with the help of a lance, on the back of a white, rampant charger. St. George, although acknowledged as patron saint of England since the 14th century, was also a national symbol common to several of the belligerents in the First World War. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London; poster no.108

Materials

paper, lithograph

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.O416.1973

Copyright

National Museums NI