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EPHEMERA

Title

'The Holy War. Victory Bringeth Peace Finally'

Object Name

Poster

Maker

Daily Mail (Primary maker)

Date Made

1917
1917
Saturday August 25th 1917

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

First World War recruitment poster; 'The Holy War. Victory Bringeth Peace Finally'; published by the Daily Mail, London; Saturday August 25th 1917 no. 6675 Copy of Daily Mail article, Entitled THE HOLY WAR, it is an attack on German depravity, describing Germans as the 'blonde beasts of Nietzsche' who have 'raped thousands of women and girls...(and) massacred whole streets and villages of people'. The Germans are said to have 'flogged' captured allied soldiers and left them to die. The article concludes that 'this is a holy war against the power of evil' and it quotes from the writer John Bunyan to back up this sentiment.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.O424.1973

Copyright

National Museums NI