World War I Posters (SC23360) - England (Recruiting Posters)

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English WWI recruiting poster: Royal Navy Stokers Required Royal Navy Stokers Required No Previous Experience Necessary … Free Kit and Bedding on Entry/Free Board and Lodging/Good Pay; Good Prospects for Men Desirous of Getting On/Extra Pay for Good Conduct Badges and for Special Duties/For further particulars see special Handbook, "How to Join the Royal Navy" …

Image is a composite of ten images: the emblem of the Royal Navy heads the design, with the text positioned centrally; nine small images surround the text: (1) a sailor standing on a dock in a Mediterranean port, looking out to boats on the sea; (2) two sailors walking along a quayside, ships in the background; (3) a chief stoker, a warrant mechanician and a mechanician standing on the deck of a ship; (4) two sailors riding on a rickshaw in China; (5) a battleship at sea; (6) a football [soccer] match; (7) stokers in a boiler room; (8) sailors mending clothes on the deck of a ship; (9) a petty officer enlisting a new recruit

J. McNeill

Royal Navy

55 x 42.5
ENG REC 01
English WWI recruiting poster: Britishers Enlist Today Britishers/Enlist Today

Image of the British flag

103 x 67

In very, very bad shape; one piece also torn off
ENG REC 02
English WWI recruiting poster: Motor Drivers Required Motor Drivers/Required for the/Army Service Corps/(Mechanical Transport) …/Apply Personally (or write) with reference to:/Central Recruiting Depot, Whitehall/God Save the King

Image is a profile view of a soldier driving a truck

Andrew Reid & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

Army Service Corps, Publicity Department, Central Recruiting Depot

75 x 50
ENG REC 03
English WWI recruiting poster: British Blood Calls British Blood British Blood/Calls British Blood/Sons of/Britain and Canada/Resident in the United States/Join Your/Army Here/Enlist Now!/British Recruiting Mission/126 South Third St/Minneapolis

Image of a soldier pointing a pistol in the air as soldiers with bayonetted rifles move forward in battle; included is a British flag

Crown Press, Chicago, Ill.

British Recruiting Mission

104 x 69
ENG REC 04
  Men!/Red-blooded Men/Wanted/Seamen/Carpenters/… Gas Engine Fitters/Stokers/Woodmen …/Locomotive Engineers/For Service in Canada, England & France/British Recruiting Mission … Duluth, Minn./Come and Do Your Bit!

(text only except for image of the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom)

Christie Lithograph and Printing Co., Duluth, Minn.

British Recruiting Mission

69.5 x 43
ENG REC 05
English WWI recruiting poster: British Subjects/It Is Your Duty to Enlist... British Subjects/It Is Your Duty/to/Enlist in the/British or Canadian Army/ … Free transportation to the United States will be furnished on discharge to those desiring it …/Pay and Separation Allowances at British or Canadian Rates commence from date of enlistment/For particulars apply to/Nearest United States Army Recruiting Station or Nearest British Consulate/or/Headquarters British Recruiting Mission/280 Broadway (corner of City Hall Square) New York

(text only; no images)

British Recruiting Mission (NY-USA)

59.5 x 52
ENG REC 06
English WWI recruiting poster: British Subjects/It Is Your Duty to Enlist... British Subjects/It Is Your Duty/to/Enlist in the/British or Canadian Army/ … Free transportation to the United States will be furnished on discharge to those desiring it …/Pay and Separation Allowances at British or Canadian Rates commence from date of enlistment/For particulars apply to/Nearest United States Army Recruiting Station or Nearest British Consulate/or/Headquarters British Recruiting Mission/280 Broadway (corner of City Hall Square) New York

(text only; no images)

Same text but slightly different layout than ENG REC 06

British Recruiting Mission (NY-USA)

51 x 35.5
ENG REC 07
English WWI recruiting poster: Lads, you're wanted Lads, you're wanted:/Go And Help

"Poster No. 78"

Image of two soldiers, in silhouette, in a crouched position, moving up a gently sloping hill

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

14.5 x 75
ENG REC 08
English WWI recruiting poster: Daddy, What Did You Do in the Great War? Daddy, What Did You Do in the Great War?

"Poster No. 79"

Image of a man and a little girl and a little boy; the man, in a suit, is sitting in an armchair; the girl is sitting on his lap looking at a book and pointing to a war-related image; the boy is on the floor playing with toy soldiers, including a cannon on a caisson

Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 49.5
ENG REC 09
English WWI recruiting poster: Boys! Come Along Boys!/Come Along/You're Wanted

"Poster No. 80"

Image is a profile, in silhouette, of a soldier with a backpack; in his left hand he holds a bayonetted rifle and, with his right hand, appears to be holding a pair of binoculars up to his eyes; includes two small images, one of St. Paul's Cathedral labeled "London" and one of the Eiffel Tower labeled "Paris"

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

50 x 74
ENG REC 10
English WWI recruiting poster: Be Ready! Join Now Be Ready!/Join Now

"Poster No. 81"

Head-to-toe image of a soldier, in silhouette, holding a rifle as he looks to his left

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

99 x 62
ENG REC 11
  Boys Come Over Here

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

102 x 126.5
ENG REC 12
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English WWI recruiting poster: Be Ready! Join Now Surely You Will/Fight for Your/[King]/and [Country]/Come Along, Boys, Before It Is Too Late

"Poster No. 83 [?]"

Image consists of a photoprint of King George V and of a map of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Jas. Truscott & Sons, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74.5 x 51
ENG REC 13
English WWI recruiting poster: At The Front! Every fit Briton... At The Front!/Every fit Briton/should join our brave men/at the Front./Enlist Now

"Poster No. 84"

Image of two soldiers on horseback guiding a team of horses pulling a wagon; the team has been frightened by the explosions of a battle

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

75 x 51
ENG REC 14
  We're Both Needed to Serve the Guns!

Chorley & Pickersgill, Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

202 x 302
ENG REC 15
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  We're Both Needed to Serve the Guns!

(smaller version of ENG REC 15++)

Chorley & Pickersgill, Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

98.5 x 124.5
ENG REC 16
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English WWI recruiting poster: Each Recruit Brings Peace Nearer Each Recruit Brings Peace Nearer

"Poster No. 86"

Image of a searchlight beam in the night sky above London; the text is imprinted on the beam; on either side of the image are the flags of six nations (British, Serbian and French on the left side; Japanese, Russian and Belgian on the right)

Andrew Reid & Co., Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

13 x 75
ENG REC 17
English WWI recruiting poster: Your Country's Call Your Country's Call/Isn't this worth fighting for?/Enlist Now

"Poster No. 87"

Image of a soldier gesturing toward an idyllic country landscape with houses in the foreground and cows grazing on a hill in the background

Jowett & Sowry, Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London

74.5 x 50
ENG REC 18
English WWI recruiting poster: An Appeal to You An Appeal to You

Full-length image of a soldier facing the viewer; he is holding a bayonetted rifle, the butt of which is resting on the ground; with his left hand he is beckoning to the viewer; in the background are soldiers, in silhouette, marching

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

96 x 62
ENG REC 19
  New Scale of Separation Allowances

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Engalnd

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

152 x 102
ENG REC 20
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  Remember The Lusitania
(dated: May 1915)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

202 x 152

[not in folder]
ENG REC 21
  Remember The Lusitania
(dated: May 1915)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

150 x 100
ENG REC 22
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English WWI recruiting poster: Remember The Lusitania Remember/The 'Lusitania'/The Jury's Verdict Says:/"We find that the said deceased …/"That this appalling crime was contrary to/international law …/It Is Your Duty/to Take Up the Sword of Justice/to Avenge This Devil's Work/Enlist To-day

(text only; no images)

A.White & Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 23
  Come and Do Your Bit
(dated: May 1915)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

101 x 127
ENG REC 24
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English WWI recruiting poster: Come and Do Your Bit Come and Do/Your Bit/Join Now
(dated: May 1915)

"Card No. 107"

Image is a three-quarters portrait of a British soldier facing the viewer; in his right hand he holds a bayonetted rifle as he gestures to the viewer

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

25 x 37

Box 7

heavy cardstock
ENG REC 25
English WWI recruiting poster: Thousands Have Answered Thousands/Have Answered/the Nation's Call,/But You May Be/The One/to Turn the Scale/at a Critical Moment/Do You Realize This?

(text only; no images)

Seargeant Bros. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73 x 49.5
ENG REC 26
  Remember The Lusitania!

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

101 x 126.5
ENG REC 27
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English WWI recruiting poster: Enlist To-day Enlist To-day/He's/Happy &/Satisfied/Are You?

Image is a head-and-shoulders portrait of a smiling soldier

O.R.

Turner & Dunnett, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

77 x 52
ENG REC 28
English WWI recruiting poster: Cold Blooded Murder! Cold Blooded Murder!/Remember/Germany's Crowning Infamy/The Sinking of the Lusitania/with Hundreds of Women & Children/Germans have wantonly sacked Cities and/Holy Places …/Germans have assassinated our Wounded/These crimes against God and man/are committed to try and make you/afraid of these German barbarians/The place to give your answer is/the nearest recruiting offce/Enlist To-day

"Poster No. 97"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

101 x 63
ENG REC 29
English WWI recruiting poster: Let there not be a man or a woman... Let there not be a man/or a woman among us/who, when the war is/over, will not then be/able to say:/"I was not idle./"I took such part as I/could in the greatest task/which, in all the storied/annals of our country, has/ever fallen to the lot of/Great Britain to achieve."/The Prime Minister/May 4th, 1915

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

75 x 50
ENG REC 30
English WWI recruiting poster: No Price Can Be Too High "No Price Can/Be Too High/When Honour/and Freedom/Are at Stake"/The Prime Minister

(black and white)

"Poster No. 99"

(text only; no images)

James Upton, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73.5 x 50
ENG REC 31
English WWI recruiting poster: German Cruelty to British Prisoners German Cruelty to/British Prisoners/Lord Kitchener says:/The Germans have stripped/and insulted British Prisoners …/The Prime Minister says:/We shall not forget this horrible/record of calculated cruelty …/Justice cannot be done without your help/Take up the sword of justice/Enlist To-day

"Poster No. 100"

(text only; no images)

Hudson & Son, Birmingham, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73.5 x 50.5
ENG REC 32
English WWI recruiting poster: 1805 England Expects 1915 1805 "England Expects" 1915/Are You Doing Your Duty To-day?

"Poster No. 101"

Full-length image of Lord Nelson in the foreground; 1915-era ships in the background

Seargeant Bros., Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

50.5 x 74
ENG REC 33
  1805 "England Expects" 1915/Are You Doing Your Duty To-day?

(smaller version of ENG REC 33)

"Card No. 109"

Full-length image of Lord Nelson in the foreground; 1915-era ships in the background

Seargeant Bros., Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

24 x 36.5

Box 7

heavy cardstock
ENG REC 34
English WWI recruiting poster: Your Country Wants You Your Country/Wants/You/and/300,000/More Men/Like You/Don't Wait/But Join Now

"Poster No. 102"

C.W. Faulkner & Co., Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

100 x 61.5
ENG REC 35
  Your Country/Wants/You/and/300,000/More Men/Like You/Don't Wait/But Join Now

"Poster No. 108"

(smaller version of ENG REC 35)

C.W. Faulkner & Co., Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

40 x 27

Box 7

heavy cardstock
ENG REC 36
English WWI recruiting poster: There Are Three Types of Men... There Are/Three/Types of Men/Those who hear/the call and obey/Those who delay/And – The Others/To Which Do/You Belong?

"Poster No. 103"

(text only; no images)

Abbey Press, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 49
ENG REC 37
English WWI recruiting poster: Step into Your Place Step into Your Place

"Poster No. 104"

Image is a column of soldiers marching into the distance, while being joined, in the foreground, by men in a variety of civilian and work attire

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

51 x 76
ENG REC 38
English WWI recruiting poster: Take Up the Sword of Justice Take Up the/Sword of Justice
(dated: July 1915)

"Poster N. 105"

Image is a female allegorical figure of Justice rising from the sea; in the background, the doomed passenger liner Lusitania sinks amidst its drowning passengers

B.P.

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

101 x 63
ENG REC 39
  Duplicate of ENG REC 39

several tears and pieces missing
ENG REC 39a
  Take Up the Sword of Justice
(dated: June 1915)

(larger version of ENG REC 61)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

146 x 101
ENG REC 40
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  It's Our Flag

Guy Lipscombe

Henry Jenkinson, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

147 x 98
ENG REC 41
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English WWI recruiting poster: It's Our Flag It's Our Flag/Fight for it/Work for it

(smaller version of ENG REC 41)

Image of the British flag, the bottom part of which is resting on a table

Guy Lipscombe

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

69 x 48
ENG REC 42
English WWI recruiting poster: It's Our Flag It's Our Flag/Fight for it/Work for it

"Card No. 112"

Image of the British flag with part of it resting on a table

(smaller version of ENG REC 42)

Henry Jenkinson, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

40 x 26

Box 7

Heavy cardstock
ENG REC 43
English WWI recruiting poster: Britain Needs You at Once Britain Needs/You at Once

"Poster No. 108"

Image of St. George, on horseback, slaying the dragon

Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 52
ENG REC 44
  Go! It's Your Duty Lad
(dated: Aug. 1915)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

102 x 126
ENG REC 45
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English WWI recruiting poster: It is going to be a long drawn-out struggle... It is going to be a long/drawn-out struggle./We shall not sheathe/the sword until Belgium/recovers all …/Until France is adequately/secured …/Until the rights of the smaller nations …/Until the military dom-/ination of Prussia is finally/destroyed.
The Prime Minister/at the Guildhall/November 9th, 1914

(black and white)

"Poster No. 110"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 51
ENG REC 46
  Take Up the/Sword of Justice
(dated: June 1915)

"Poster No. 111"

(smaller version of ENG REC 39)

B.P.

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

74 x 50
ENG REC 47
  Take Up the/Sword of Justice
(dated: June 1915)

Rubber stamped: "No. 23 Re-enforcement Draft. Canadian Railway Troops, Toronto"

(smaller, black-and-white version of ENG REC 39)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

49 x 30

heavy cardboard
ENG REC 48
English WWI recruiting poster: Take Up the Sword of Justice Take Up the/Sword of Justice

Image is a female allegorical figure of Justice rising from the sea; in the background, the doomed passenger liner Lusitania sinks amidst its drowning passengers

(smaller version of ENG REC 39)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

36 x 24

Box 7

heavy cardstock
ENG REC 49
English WWI recruiting poster: Are You in This? Are You in This?

"Poster No. 112"

Image of, front to back, a laborer swinging a sledge hammer in a work setting, a woman at a wooden table on which are standing cartridges, a nurse holding a white cloth, a Boy Scout handing a box to an infantryman in whose other hand is a bayonetted rifle, a sailor manning an artillery piece mounted on a caisson, and a British flag; walking by this group of people is a civilian male, with a cigarette hanging from his mouth and hands in his pockets; he is wearing a suit and vest, a bow tie and a fedora
R.B.P. – Designed by Lt. Gen. Sir R.S.S. Baden Powell

Johnson Riddle & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 50
English WWI recruiting poster: Lord Kitchener Says... Lord Kitchener/Says:/‘Men materials & money/are the immediate/necessities …/Does the call of duty/find no response in you/until reinforced –/let us say/superseded - /by the call of/compulsion?'/Lord Kitchener, Speaking at Guildhall, July 9th, 1915

"Poster No. 113"

Image is a photoprint of the face of Lord Kitchener

Photo by Bassano, Ltd.

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

50 x 75.5
ENG REC 51
English WWI recruiting poster: Soldiers' Separation Allowances... Soldiers' Separation/Allowances/Increased Rates from March 1, 1915/… Wives and Children of Married Men …/Motherless Children …/Other Dependants of Unmarried Soldiers/and Widowers …/As it is impossible to explain all the classes of cases on a poster, intending recruits can obtain fuller/information from the two pamphlets for married and unmarried men, revised to 1st March, 1915, which they/can get at any Post Office.

"Poster No. 114"

(text only except for small royal coat-of-arms)

H.W. & V. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

81 x 54
ENG REC 52
English WWI recruiting poster: More Men Are Wanted More Men/Are Wanted for/His Majesty's Army/Who May Enlist …/Terms of Enlistment …/Pay …/Separation Allowances …/Pensions for the Disabled …/Provision for Widows and Children …/How to Enlist …/Men Are Wanted – Enlist Now.
(dated: Jan. 1915)

"Poster No. 115"

(text only; no images)

H.W. & V. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

81 x 53.5
ENG REC 53
English WWI recruiting poster: The Key to the Situatio/ The Key to the/Situation/Munitions/Men/and/Money Are/You/Helping/to/Turn It?

"Poster No. 116"

Image of a key; on the prongs are the words "Munitions," "Men and," "Money"

Seargeant Bros., Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 46
ENG REC 54
  Lord Kitchener Says:

(larger version of ENG REC 51)

(dated: Sept. 1915)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

102 x 125
ENG REC 55
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English WWI recruiting poster: Join the Brave Throng Join the Brave Throng That Goes Marching Along

"Poster No. 18"

Image is head-and-shoulders images of smiling soldiers (officers?) in dress uniform

Beck & Inchbold, Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

18 x 74
ENG REC 56
English WWI recruiting poster: Make Us as Proud of You Make Us as Proud of You/as We Are of Him
(dated: Sept. 1915)

"Poster No. 119"

Image is a cameo with a blue ribbon fastening and featuring a portrait of a smiling British soldier facing the viewer

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 49.5
ENG REC 57
English WWI recruiting poster: Single Men Single Men/Hundreds of Thousands of/married men have left/their homes to fight for/King & Country/Show Your/Appreciation/by Following Their/Noble Example
(dated: Aug. 1915)

"Poster No. 120"

Poster has been defaced by a child's drawing in the open space in battle-scene image

Two images: (1) a mother and three children having a meal at a table, where there is an empty chair; (2) men, in a trench, firing rifles.

Abbey Press, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 49
ENG REC 58
English WWI recruiting poster: Everyone Should Do His Bit Everyone/Should Do His Bit/Enlist Now
(dated: 1915)

"Poster No. 121"

Image of a Boy Scout, resting his foot on a drum, in front of a wall covered in recruiting posters

Baron Low

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 49.5
ENG REC 59
English WWI recruiting poster: There's Room for You There's Room/for You/Enlist To-day

"Poster No. 122"

Same image as AUSL REC 12; slightly different text

Image of soldiers leaning out of a train's windows, waving to an old man who has lifted his hat from his balding head to them.

Wm. Strain & Sons, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75.5 x 51
ENG REC 60
English WWI recruiting poster: Take Up the Sword of Justice Take Up the Sword of/Justice/Join Now
(dated: Aug. 1915)

"Poster No. 123"

Image of a fist holding a scabbarded sword

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

16 x 74.5
ENG REC 61
  Join the Brave Throng …

(smaller version of ENG REC 56)

Gerald Wood

Beck & Inchbold, Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

49.5 x 236 [?]
ENG REC 62
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English WWI recruiting poster: Who's Absent?/Is It You? Who's Absent?/Is It You?

"Poster No. 125"

Image of John Bull pointing and addressing the viewer, with burning buildings and a line of soldiers, with gaps, in the background

Andrew Reid & Co., Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 50
ENG REC 63
English WWI recruiting poster: Is Your Home Here? Is Your Home Here?/Defend It!

Image is a map of Great Britain labeled with districts of army regiments; also indicates headquarters of regimental depots

97 x 61.5
ENG REC 64
English WWI recruiting poster: "Be honest with yourself. "Be honest with/yourself. Be certain/that your so-called/reason is not a/selfish excuse"/Lord Kitchener/Enlist To-day

"Poster No. 127"

Image, in silhouette, of soldiers manning an artillery piece mounted on a caisson; overhead flies a plane

V. Soutril

Bemrose & Sons Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 50
ENG REC 65
English WWI recruiting poster: Which? Have You a Reason... Which?/Have You a/Reason/or Only an/Excuse/for Not Enlisting/Now!

"Poster No. 128"

(text only; no images but the words "Which?" and "Now" have pieces of the British flag in each letter)

Abbey Press, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 49
ENG REC 66
  [No text; full-length photograph of Lord Kitchener holding a swagger stick under his left arm]

(black and white)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

100 x 62
ENG REC 67
  Come Now
(dated: Sept. 1915)

P.J.W.

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

102 x 127
ENG REC 68
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  Come Lad
(dated: Sept. 1915)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

102 x 126
ENG REC 69
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  Forward!

L. K-W

David Allen & Sons, Ltd.. Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

150 x 97.5
ENG REC 70
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English WWI recruiting poster: Forward! Forward to Victory Forward!/Forward to Victory/Enlist Now

(smaller version of ENG REC 70)

Image of a soldier, with sword drawn, galloping on a horse toward the viewer

L. K-W.

70.5 x 48
ENG REC 71
English WWI recruiting poster: Single Men First Single Men First/How the Group System Works/You Can Enlist Now/and become at once a Soldier in training/or/You Can Enlist Under the Group System/ … / Men who have married since their registration, and widowers without children, will be regarded as single men …

(black and white)

"Poster No. 134"

(text only; no images)

Hazell, Watson, & Viney Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50.5
ENG REC 72
English WWI recruiting poster: The Prime Minister's Advice... The Prime Minister's/Advice to the Young Unmarried Men/and/Pledge to Married Men/ …/House of Commons, November 2nd, 1915/Married Men!/Enlist now. You have the Prime Minister's pledge …/Single Men!/Surely you will recognise the force of the Prime Minister's statement …

(black and white)

"Poster No. 135"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 51
ENG REC 73
English WWI recruiting poster: Join Under the Group System Join Under/the Group System/(1) It Is Simple and Fair …/(2) It Relieves You of Responsibility …/Your Duty to the Country/Is to Enrol/and Let the/Local Tribunal Decide Your Case …/To come under Lord Derby's Scheme/Enlist Before 11th December

(black and white)

"Poster No. 136"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

76 x 50

several tears; small pieces missing
ENG REC 74
English WWI recruiting poster: Under Lord Derby's Scheme... Under/Lord Derby's Scheme/a Mere/Promise to Enlist/Is of No Value/If a man wishes to be/placed in a Group he/must be attested/by/December 11th

(text only except for an image of the British coat of arms

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

42 x 27

Box 7
ENG REC 75
English WWI recruiting poster: Group System Enlistment Group System/Enlistment in Groups/will Re-open on Monday,/Janaury 10th, 1916,/and proceed/until further notice …/ This month's notice to men whose groups/have been called up will commence from/the date of their attestation

"Poster No. 138"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 76
English WWI recruiting poster: Cynllun Arglwydd Derby... Cynllun Arglwydd Derby/Cyfundrefn Yr Adrannau …/ … Ionawr y 10fed, 1916 , … /Bydd Y Mis Rhybudd I'r Rhai …
(In Welsh)
(dated: 1916)

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 77
English WWI recruiting poster: Britons and Canadians... Britons/and/Canadians/Fight Under Your Own Flag/in the Allied Armies/Alongside the Stars and Stripes/Enlist Today!

Image of heads of soldiers moving forward in battle; one is carrying the British flag; behind the soldiers and the flag is a rising/setting sun

Crown Press, Chicago, Ill.

106 x 70
ENG REC 78
English WWI recruiting poster: Britishers Enlist To-day Britishers/Enlist To-day/280 Broadway

Same image as on ENG REC 42: Image of the British flag, the bottom part of which is resting on a table

Guy Lipscombe

Hegeman Print, New York

102 x 67.5
ENG REC 79
  Britishers/Enlist To-day/280 Broadway

(smaller version of ENG REC 79)

Hegeman Print, New York

70.5 x 50
ENG REC 80
English WWI recruiting poster: Britons and Canadians Britons/and/Canadians/in the U.S./Show Your/Loyalty to/the Land You/are Living in/Enlist Now/in/British or/Canadian Army/and/Carry Your Flag alongside the Stars and Stripes

Image of Uncle Sam shaking hands with a British soldier holding a British flag

Crown Press, Chicago, Ill.

106 x 70
ENG REC 81
English WWI recruiting poster: Britishers/You're Needed Britishers/You're/Needed/Come/Across/Now

Image of a British soldier, "standing" in Great Britain and France, reaching across the Atlantic Ocean and shaking hands with a man in a civilian suit and hat "standing" in the United States

Allen Frank & Co., New York

British and Canadian Recruiting Mission

103 x 70
ENG REC 82
English WWI recruiting poster: Hoot Mon, The Kilties Are Here Hoot Mon, The Kilties Are Here! British Recruiting Week July 16-21

Image of a man in kilt, etc., playing bagpipes flanked by a man in 18th-century garb and Uncle Sam, both of whom are waving their hats joyfully in the air

102 x 54
ENG REC 83
English WWI recruiting poster: Britishers/Enlist To-day Britishers/Enlist To-day/44 Bromfield Street

Same image as on ENG REC 79: Image of the British flag, the bottom part of which is resting on a table

Guy Lipscombe

Hegeman Print, New York

55.5 x 35.5

cardboard; several tears
ENG REC 84
English WWI recruiting poster: Protect Your Flag/Navy Needs You Protect/Your/Flag/Navy Needs You/Apply Recruiting Station or Navy League

Five images: the British, U.S., and French flags; upper-torso images of a British and a French sailor

18 x 29

Box 7
ENG REC 85
English WWI recruiting poster: "England Expects Every Man... "England/Expects/Every Man/to Do His/Duty"/and/Join the Army/To-day

"Poster No. 1"

(text only except for the British coat of arms)

H.T. & Co.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76.5 x 51
ENG REC 86
  "England/Expects/Every Man/to Do His/Duty"/and/Join the Army/To-day
(dated: Dec. 1916)

(text only except for the British coat of arms)

(smaller version of ENG REC 86)

H.W. & V. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

39.5 x 23

Box 7

cardboard
ENG REC 87
English WWI recruiting poster: Rally Round the Flag Rally Round/the Flag/Every/Fit Man/Wanted

"Poster No. 2"

Image of a British flag

Hanbury Tomsett & Co.,, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 50.5
ENG REC 88
English WWI recruiting poster: Your King and Country Need You Your King/and/Country/Need You/Join the Army/Until the/War Is Over
(dated: Nov. 1914)

"Poster No. 3"

Text only except for an image of the King's coat of arms

L.S. & Co.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 50.5
ENG REC 89
English WWI recruiting poster: We are fighting for a worthy purpose ... "We are fighting for a/worthy purpose, and/we shall not lay down/our arms until that purpose/has been fully achieved."/The King/Men of the/Empire/To Arms!/God Save the King!
(dated: Nov. 1914)

"Poster No. 4"

Text only except for an image of the King's coat of arms

L.S. & Co.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 50
ENG REC 90
English WWI recruiting poster: Your King and Country Need You Your King/and/Country/Need You/Enlist Now
(dated: Nov. 1914)

"Poster No. 5"

Image of the British flag, in the center of which is a box with the text

H.W. & V. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

79.5 x 53
ENG REC 91
  Your King/and/Country/Need You/Enlist Now

"Card No. 105"

Image of the British flag, in the center of which is a box with the text

Smaller version of ENG REC 91

H. & C.G. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

39 x 22

Box 7

cardboard
ENG REC 92
English WWI recruiting poster: Offer Your Services Now Offer/Your Services/Now/Our Brave Soldiers/at the Front/Need Your Help
(dated: Nov. 1914)

"Poster No. 6"

Text only except for an image of the King's coat of arms

L.S. & Co.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 93
English WWI recruiting poster: The Kaiser's Insult The/Kaiser's Insult/On August 19th, 1914, the Kaiser issued the/following Order to his Army:/"It is my Royal and Imperial Com-/mand that you … exterminate first the treacherous/English and walk over General/French's contemptible little Army."/ Fling the Kaiser's insult back in his teeth/by making the "little" Army Bigger -/you can't make it Braver./Enlist Now
(dated: Oct. 1914)

"Poster No. 6"

(text only; no images)

H.W. & V. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

80 x 53.5
ENG REC 94
English WWI recruiting poster: The Scrap of Paper/Prussia's Perfidy... The/Scrap of Paper/Prussia's Perfidy – Britain's Bond/The Treaty of 1839 (which the German Chancellor tore/up, remarking that it was only "a scrap of paper") said:/"Belgium … neutral state …"/Germany has trampled on the/Treaty she signed/Can Britons Stand by While Germany/Crushes an Innocent People?/Enlist To-day

"Poster No. 7"

Image of signatures and seals of the six nations that signed the treaty

Hanbury, Tomsett & Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 50
ENG REC 95
English WWI recruiting poster: A Call to Arms A Call to Arms/Your Country Needs You To-day
(dated: Nov. 1914)

"Poster No. 8"

Text only except for the King's coat of arms

H.W. & V. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

26 x 77
ENG REC 96
English WWI recruiting poster: In Her Hour of Need In Her Hour of Need/Your Country Calls for You
(dated: Nov. 1914)

"Poster No. 9"

Text only except for the King's coat of arms

D.A. & S. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

26 x 76
ENG REC 97
English WWI recruiting poster: Fight for King & Empire Fight for King & Empire/Our Brave Soldiers Need Your Help

"Poster No. 10"

Text only except for the King's coat of arms

Hanbury, Tomsett & Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

25.5 x 76
ENG REC 98
English WWI recruiting poster: Follow Me! Your Country Needs You Follow Me!/Your Country/Needs You
(dated: Nov. 1914)

Image is the upper torso of a soldier with a rifle slung over his shoulder

E/K

Hill, Siffken & Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 48
ENG REC 99
English WWI recruiting poster: Fall In/Answer Now "Fall In"/Answer Now/in Your Country's/Hour of Need
(dated: Nov. 1914)

"Poster No. 12"

Image of a soldier blowing a bugle

E/K

Hill, Siffken & Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

72.5 x 48
ENG REC 100
  "Fall In"
(dated: Nov. 1914)

E. Keeler (?)

Hill, Siffken & Co.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

149 x 98
ENG REC 101
English WWI recruiting poster: The Scrap of Paper... The "Scrap of Paper"/These are the signatures and seals of the representatives/of the Six Powers to the "Scrap of Paper" – the Treaty/signed in 1839 guaranteeing the independence and/neutrality of Belgium./"Palmerston" signed for Britain. "B?low" for Prussia/The Germans have broken their pledged word/and devastated Belgium. Help to keep your/Country's honour bright by restoring Belgium/her liberty./Enlist To-day
(dated: June 1915)

"Poster No. 15"

Image of signatures and seals of the six nations that signed the treaty

Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 47.5
ENG REC 102
English/Welsh WWI recruiting poster: Y darn papur... Ymrestrw Heddyw Y "darn papur" … Ymrestrwch Heddyw / [The "Scrap of Paper"]
(dated: Dec. 1914)

"Poster No. 15"

Welsh version of ENG REC 102

Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

72 x 47.5
ENG REC 103
English WWI recruiting poster: Remember Belgium Remember Belgium/Enlist To-day
(dated: March 1915)

"Poster No. 16"

Image of a soldier standing defiant with his hands clasping a rifle, the butt of which rests on the ground; behind him a woman and child are fleeing a burning village

Henry Jenkinson Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

100 x 74
ENG REC 104
English WWI recruiting poster: Your King & Country Need You Your King & Country/Need You/to Maintain the Honour and Glory/of the/British Empire

Image of a soldier, in a kilt, standing near a wall of a building in a village; the image is captioned: "A Wee ‘Scrap o' Paper' Is Britain's Bond."

Lawson Wood

Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 49.5
ENG REC 105
English WWI recruiting poster: Your King & Country Need You Your King & Country/Need You/to Maintain the Honour and Glory/of the/British Empire

"Poster No. 18"

Image of a soldier shaking hands with an old veteran, who is dressed in civilian clothes and leaning on a cane; the veteran has a white beard, is stooped, and has ribbons pinned to his jacket; behind them is sketched a train and other soldiers and civilians; the image is captioned: "A Chip of [sic] the Old Block"

Lawson Wood

Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73 x 49
ENG REC 106
  Remember Belgium/Enlist To-day
(dated: March 1915)

"Poster No. 19"

(smaller version of ENG REC 104)

Henry Jenkinson Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

48.5 x 36
ENG REC 107
English WWI recruiting poster: He did his duty... He did his duty./Will You do Yours?

"Poster No. 20"

Image is a framed portrait of Lord Roberts of Kandahar, with his sword, baton, plumed hat and Victoria Cross placed in front; a Union Flag is draped over the picture frame, and a laurel wreath is positioned at the top

Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 49
ENG REC 108
English WWI recruiting poster: Gwnaeth ef ei ddyledswydd... Gwnaeth ef ei ddyledswydd/A wnewch CHWI? /
[He Did His Duty/Will You Do Yours?]

"Poster No. 20"

Welsh version of ENG REC 108

Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 49
ENG REC 109
English WWI recruiting poster: Another Call Another/Call/"More/Men/and Still/More/Until the Enemy/Is Crushed"/Lord Kitchener
(dated: Dec. 1914)

"Poster No. 21"

Image of the upper torso of a soldier; he holds a bugle to his lips

E.K.

Hill, Siffken & Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

71 x 48
ENG REC 110
English WWI recruiting poster: Come Along, Boys! Come Along, Boys!/Enlist To-day
(dated: March 1915)

Text under image: "The moment the order came to go forward, there were smiling faces everywhere."/(Extract from letter written in the trenches of the Aisne by General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien)

"Poster No. 22"

Image of a cheerful British soldier shouldering a rifle and smoking a pipe

W.H. Caffyn

Haylock-Cadle Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 49
ENG REC 111
  Dowch Gyda Mi, Fechgyn!/Ymrestrwch Heddyw / [Come Along Boys! Enlist To-day]
(dated: Dec. 1914)

"Poster No. 22-W"

(Welsh version of ENG REC 111)

Image of a cheerful British soldier shouldering a rifle and smoking a pipe

[W.H. Caffyn]

Haylock-Cadle Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

72 x 47
ENG REC 112
  Come Along, Boys!/Enlist To-day
(dated: Nov. 1914)

Text under image: "The moment the order came to go forward, there were smiling faces everywhere." (Extract from letter written in the trenches of the Aisne by General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien)

(smaller version of ENG REC 111)

Image of a cheerful British soldier shouldering a rifle and smoking a pipe

[W.H. Caffyn]

Haycock-Cadle Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

42 x 26.5

Box 7

heavy cardboard
ENG REC 113
English WWI recruiting poster: Britons! Your Country Needs You Britons!/Your/Country/Needs/You
(dated: Dec. 1914)

"Poster No. 23"

Image is a silhouette of Great Britain and Ireland

Saunders & Cullingham, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 114
English WWI recruiting poster: The Veteran's Farewell The Veteran's Farewell/"Good Bye my lad./I only wish I were young enough/to go with you."/Enlist Now!
(dated: 1914)

"Poster No. 24"

Image of a veteran, with a white beard, bidding farewell to a soldier, as other civilians set off, with a British army officer leading them, in the background

Frank Dadd

Perry & Sons, Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 49.5
ENG REC 115
English WWI recruiting poster: A Happy New Year to Our Gallant Soldiers "A Happy New Year/to Our Gallant Soldiers!"/You can/make it certain/if you/Join Now

Image, in silhouette, of a long line of soldiers marching toward the horizon where a sun, labeled "1915" is rising; the letters for the word "Victory" are at the tips of the rays of the sun

Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 47
ENG REC 116
English WWI recruiting poster: Lend Your Strong Right Arm Lend Your Strong/Right Arm/to Your Country/Enlist Now

Image of a right forearm and fist, and cut to that shape

H. & C. Graham Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

22 x 62
ENG REC 117
English WWI recruiting poster: Why Are You Stopping Here Why Are You Stopping Here/When Your Pals Are Out There?

"Poster No. 27"

(text only; no images)

H. & C. Graham Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

15.5 x 75
ENG REC 118
English WWI recruiting poster: Britain's Strong Arm Britain's/Strong Arm/and/Yours/Will Carry Us/Through/Enlist Now
(dated: Dec. 1914)

"Poster No. 28"

(text only; no images)

Clerkenwell Press Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 49
ENG REC 119
English WWI recruiting poster: Remember Scarborough! Remember/Scarborough!/The Germans who brag/of their "culture" have/shown what it is made of/by murdering defenceless/women and children at/Scarborough./But this only strengthens/Great Britain's/resolve to crush the/German Barbarians/Enlist Now!

"Poster No. 29"

(text only; no images)

Harrison & Sons Printers, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 120
English WWI recruiting poster: Rhaid wrth bob dyn... Rhaid wrth/bob dyn/gwerth ei gael/Ymrestrwch/Hyd Ddiwedd Y/Rhyfel / [All Able-bodied Men Wanted (?)/Enroll Until the End of the War (?)]
(In Welch)

"Poster No. 30"

(text only; no images)

Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74.5 x 49
ENG REC 121
English WWI recruiting poster: I'r Fyddin Fechgyn Gwalia! I'r/Fyddin/Fechgyn/Gwalia!/Cas gwr/nid cas ganddo/elyn ei wlad/Cymru Am Byth! / [To the Army, Men of Gwalia! (?)]
(In Welsh)
(dated: Dec. 1914)

"Poster No. 32"

Image, in silhouette, of Great Britain (?)

Haylock-Cadle Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74.5 x 51
ENG REC 122
English WWI recruiting poster: If You Cannot Join the Army... If You/Cannot/Join the/Army/Try &/Get a/Recruit
(dated: April 1915)

"Poster No. 32"

(text only; no images)

Haycock-Cadle Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 48
ENG REC 123
  More Men/Are Wanted for/His Majesty's Army/Who May Enlist …/Terms of Enlistment …/Pay …/Separation Allowances …/Pensions for the Disabled …/Provision for Widows and Children …/How to Enlist …/Men Are Wanted – Enlist Now
(dated: Dec. 1914)

Includes phrase: "(if married before enlistment)"

H.W. & V. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

80 x 53
ENG REC 124
English WWI recruiting poster: More Men Are Wanted ... More Men/Are Wanted for/His Majesty's Army/Who May Enlist …/Terms of Enlistment …/Pay …/Separation Allowances …/Pensions for the Disabled …/Provision for Widows and Children …/How to Enlist …/Men Are Wanted – Enlist Now (dated: January 1915)

(revised version of ENG REC 124)

H.W. & V. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, Englnd

82 x 55
ENG REC 125
English WWI recruiting poster: What in the End Will Settle This War? What in the End Will/Settle This War?/Trained/Men/It Is/Your Duty/to Become One

"Poster No. 34"

Two images, both in silhouette: (1) At top of poster is a line of men in civilian clothes; standing in front of them is a soldier and two soldiers on horseback; (2) At bottom of poster is a line of soldiers marching off into the background; behind them are two soldiers on horseback

Jas. Truscott & Son Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 50.5
ENG REC 126
English WWI recruiting poster: There Is Still a Place in the Line There Is Still/a Place in the Line/for/You/Will You/Fill It?
(dated: Feb. 1915)

"Poster No. 35"

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

Haycock-Cadle Co., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

77 x 51
ENG REC 127
  Lend Your Strong Right Arm
(in 6 pieces)

H. & C. Graham Ltd. Litho., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

49 x 634
ENG REC 128
++
  Think!

(black and white)

H.L. Oakley

Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

98 x 124
ENG REC 129
++
English WWI recruiting poster: Think! Think!/Are Your Content for/Him to Fight for You?/Won't You Do Your Bit?/We Shall Win/But You Must Help/Join To-day

(black and white)

"Poster No. 38"

(smaller version of ENG REC 129)

Image, in silhouette, of a soldier striding forward with a bayonetted rifle; he is not wearing a hat or a helmet; more soldiers, wearing hats, in the background

Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

51 x 75.5
ENG REC 130
English WWI recruiting poster: Germany's Battle Cry Germany's Battle Cry is/"Germany Over All"/and her Navy drinks to/"The Day"/when she hopes to/smash Britian's fleet/Britain Is Fighting/Not Only for the/Freedom of Europe/But to Defend/Your Mothers,/Wives & Sisters/from the Horrors of War/We must crush this idea/of "Germany Over All"
(dated: Jan. 1915)

"Poster No. 39"

(text only; no images)

Howard & Jones, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 49
ENG REC 131
  Remember Scarborough!

E. Kemp-Welch

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

148 x 99
ENG REC 132
++
English WWI recruiting poster: Help to end the War Help to end the War/by enlisting in the gallant/British Army, which is fighting/Britain's Battle/for Freedom/in Belgium & France. The Only Way/to bring the War to a speedy/and victorious end and to punish/the Germans for their barbarous/treatment of unoffending/civilian populations is to/Carry the Fight into/the Enemy's Country

"Poster No. 42"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

42 x 35
ENG REC 133
English WWI recruiting poster: You're proud ofyour pals... You're proud of/your pals in the/Army of course!/But what will/your pals think/of You?/Think/It Over!

"Poster No. 43"

Image of a large question mark

Johnson Riddle & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 50
ENG REC 134
  Help to end the War/by enlisting in the gallant/British Army, which is fighting/Britain's Battle/for Freedom/in Belgium & France. The Only Way/to bring the War to a speedy/and victorious end and to punish/the Germans for their barbarous/treatment of unoffending/civilian populations is to/Carry the Fight into/the Enemy's Country
(dated: Jan. 1915)

"Poster No. 44"

(larger version of ENG REC 133)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

100 x 63
ENG REC 135
English WWI recruiting poster: Halt!/Go Into Training... Halt!/Go Into Training/and/Help/the Boys/at the Front
(dated: Jan. 1915)

"Poster No. 45"

(text only; no images)

Clerkenwell Press Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 136
English WWI recruiting poster: Why More Men Are Needed Why/More Men/Are Needed/"It is going to be a long/drawn-out struggle./We shall not sheathe the sword until Belgium recovers all …/Until France is adequately secured …/Until the rights of the smaller nations …/Until the military domination of Prussia is finally destroyed."/The Prime Minister/At the Guildhall,/November 9th, 1914

(text only; no images)

99 x 63
ENG REC 137
  What in the End Will Settle the War?/Trained Men/It Is Your Duty to Become One.

"Poster No. 47"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

19 x 81
ENG REC 138
English WWI recruiting poster: Fight For Freedom Fight For Freedom with the Strength of Free Men

"Poster No. 48"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

23 x 73
ENG REC 139
English WWI recruiting poster: Britain Is Fighting for the Freedom of Europe Britain/Is/Fighting/for the/Freedom/of/Europe/and to/Defend/Your/Mothers/Wives/ and/Sisters/from the/Horrors/of/War/Enlist Now

"Poster No. 49"

(text only; no images)

Straker Brothers Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 25
ENG REC 140
English WWI recruiting poster: Men of London! Remember! Men of London!/Remember!/We must have more men/so Join Now/and help to shorten the/Duration of War/God Save the King

"Poster No. 50"

Image of the top of St. Paul's Cathedra, London, flanked by the six flags of the allies

Andrew Reid & Co., Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

43 x 35
ENG REC 141
English WWI recruiting poster: Men of Britain! Will You Stand This? Men of Britain!/Will You Stand This?/78 Women & Children were killed and 228 Women/& Children were wounded by the German Raiders/Enlist Now

Caption of image: "No. 2 Wykeham Street, Scarborough, after the German bombardment/on Dec[embe]r 16th. It was the home of a working man. Four people were killed in/this house including the wife, aged 58, and two children, the youngest aged 5."

"Poster No. 51

Image based on photograph by F. Foxton, Scarborough

Image of a little girl holding a baby, outside a bomb-damaged building

F. Foxton (photograph)

Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

100 x 74
ENG REC 142
English WWI recruiting poster: Stand Not Upon the Order of Your Going... Stand Not/Upon the/Order of/Your Going,/But Go/at Once/Shakespeare. Macbeth 3-4/Enlist Now

"Poster No. 52"

(text only; no images)

Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

72 x 50
ENG REC 143
English WWI recruiting poster: If the Cap Fits You If the/Cap Fits/You/Join/the Army/To-day

"Poster No. 53"

Image of a British military cap

A.White & Co., Finsburg, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73.5 x 49.5
ENG REC 144
English WWI recruiting poster: Line Up Boys! Enlist To-day. Line Up Boys!/Enlist To-day
(dated: March 1915)

E. & S. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73.5 x 49.5
ENG REC 145
  Line Up Boys!/Enlist To-day

(same as ENG REC 145 except it has been trimmed at the bottom, removing publication information found on ENG REC 145)

67 x 48.5
ENG REC 146
  Line Up Boys! Enlist To-day
(dated: April 1915)

(smaller version of ENG REC 145)

Image is profile of four smiling soldiers, in kilts, marching

E. & S. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

41.5 x 26

Box 7

heavy cardboard
ENG REC 147
English WWI recruiting poster: To the Women of Britain To the Women/of Britain/Some of your men/folk are holding back/on your account/Wont [sic] you prove your/love for your country/by persuading/them to go?

"Poster No. 55"

(text only; no images)

Romwell Press, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73 x 50
ENG REC 148
English WWI recruiting poster: What in the end will settle this war? What in the end will settle this war?/Trained Men/It is Your Duty to become One

"Poster No. 56"

(text only; no images)

H. & C. Graham Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

25 x 65
ENG REC 149
  5 Questions to Men Who Have Not Enlisted
(dated: January 1915)

David Allen & Sons Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

113 x 102
ENG REC 150
++
English WWI recruiting poster: The Empire Needs Men! The Empire Needs Men!/All answer the call/Helped by the Young Lions/The Old Lion defies his Foes/Enlist Now
(dated: Jan. 1915)

"Poster No. 58"

(similar in layout and text to ENG REC 152; only difference is the use of the words "Australia/Canada/India/New Zealand")

Arthur Wardle

Straker Brothers Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, Engalnd

73.5 x 50
ENG REC 151
English WWI recruiting poster: The Empire Needs Men! The Empire Needs Men!/All answer the call/Helped by the Young Lions/The Old Lion defies his Foes/Enlist Now

"Poster No. 58" [sic]

(similar in layout and text to ENG REC 151; only difference is the use of the phrase "The Overseas States")

Image of a pride of lions, one male with four females, with the male posed heroically on a rock

Straker Brothers Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73.5 x 50
ENG REC 152
  Why/More Men/Are Needed/"It is going to be a long/drawn-out struggle./We shall not sheathe the sword until Belgium recovers all …/Until France is adequately secured …/Until the rights of the smaller nations …/Until the military domination of Prussia is finally destroyed."/The Prime Minister/At the Guildhall,/November 9th, 1914

(smaller version of ENG REC 137)

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

42 x 34
ENG REC 153
English WWI recruiting poster: Halt! Who Goes There? Halt! Who Goes There?/If You Are a Friend/Join the British Ranks/and Help the Brave Lads/at the Front
(dated: April 1915)

"Poster No. 60"

Image, in silhouette, of a soldier on sentry duty; he is wearing a greatcoat and holds a bayonetted rifle

Hill, Siffken & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

99 x 61
ENG REC 154
English WWI recruiting poster: What Will Your Answer Be What Will/Your Answer Be/When Your Boy/Asks You/"Father, What/Did You Do/to Help When/Britain Fought/for Freedom/in 1915?"/Enlist Now
(black and white)

"Poster No. 61"

Image, in silhouette, of a Boy Scout talking to his father, who is scratching his head

Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

49.5 x 76
ENG REC 155
English WWI recruiting poster: 4 Questions to Men Who Have Not Enlisted 4 Questions to Men/Who Have Not Enlisted/1. If you are physically fit …/2. Do you feel happy as you/walk along the streets …/3. What will you say in years to come …/4. What will you answer …/Enlist To-day

"Poster No. 62"

Note: The ages have been changed from "19 and 38" to "18 and 45"

(text only except for four fancy question marks)

Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74.5 x 49
ENG REC 156
English WWI recruiting poster: The Veteran's Farewell The Veteran's Farewell/"Good Bye, my lad./I only wish I were young enough/to go with you!"/Enlist Now!
(dated: 1914)

"Poster No. 63"

Image of a veteran, with a white beard, bidding farewell to a soldier, as other civilians set off, with a British army officer leading them, in the background

Frank Dadd

Straker Brothers Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73.5 x 50
ENG REC 157
English WWI recruiting poster: Why Not Join the Army Why Not Join the Army

"Poster No. 64"

The words are centered on the flags of Great Britain, France, Russia (naval ensign), Belgium, and Great Britain

Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

16 x 78
ENG REC 158
English WWI recruiting poster: Answer the Call Right Quickly Answer the Call Right Quickly

"Poster No. 64A"

The words are centered on the flags of Great Britain, France, Russia (naval ensign), Belgium, and Great Britain

Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

15 x 78
ENG REC 159
English WWI recruiting poster: Why Aren't You in Khaki? Why Aren't/You/in Khaki?/You'll Be Wanted./Enlist At Once.

"Poster No. 65"

(text only; no images)

Jas. Truscott & Sons, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 50
ENG REC 160
English WWI recruiting poster: What in the End Will Settle This War? What/in the End/Will/Settle/This War?/Trained/Men/It Is/Your/Duty/to/Become/One/
Enlist/Now

"Poster No. 66"

(text only; no images)

Straker Brothers Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 25
ENG REC 161
English WWI recruiting poster: Men/To Delay Is Dangerous Men/To Delay Is/Dangerous/When Your Country/Needs You/Enlist Now

"Poster No. 67"

Image of the British flag

Roberts & Leete Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73 x 54
ENG REC 162
English WWI recruiting poster: Who made these Little Islands... Who made these Little Islands/the centre of the greatest and/most powerful Empire the world/has ever seen?/Our Forefathers/Who ruled this Empire with such/wisdom and sympathy that every/part of it – of whatever race or/origin – has rallied to it in its/hour of need?/Our Fathers/Who will stand up to preserve this/great and glorious heritage?/We will/Who will remember us with pride/and exultation and thankfulness/if we do our duty to-day?/Our Children/Justify the faith of your fathers,/and earn the gratitude of your/children/Enlist To-day!

"Poster No. 68"

(text only; no images)

Sir J.C. & S.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 51
ENG REC 163
English WWI recruiting poster: To the Women of Britain To the Women/of Britain/1. You have read what the Germans have done in Belgium …/2. Do you realise that the safety of your home and children …/3.Do you realise that one word …/4. When the War is over and someone asks …/Won't You Help and/Send a Man to Join/the Army To-day?

"Poster No. 69"

(text only except for four fancy question marks)

Bemrose & Sons Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 164
  To the Women/of Britain/1. You have read what the Germans have done in Belgium …/2. Do you realise that the safety of your home and children …/3.Do you realise that one word …/4. When the War is over and someone asks …/Won't You Help and/Send a Man to Join/the Army To-day?

"Poster No. 69 [sic]"

(same as ENG REC 164 but in different colors)

Bemrose & Sons Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 165
English WWI recruiting poster: 3 Questions to Employers 3 Questions/to Employers/1. As an employer have you seen that …/2. Have you encouraged these men to enlist …/3. Have you offered to help them …/Our present prosperity is largely due/to the men already in the fighting line,/but to maintain it and to end the war/we must have more men. Your country/will appreciate the help you give./More Men Are Wanted/To-day/What can you do?

"Poster No. 70"

(text only except for three fancy question marks)

Bemrose & Sons Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74 x 50
ENG REC 166
English WWI recruiting poster: Don't Lag! Follow Your Flag Don't Lag! Follow Your Flag

"Poster No. 71A"

The words are centered on the flags of Great Britain, France, Russia (naval ensign), Belgium, and Great Britain

Chorley & Pickersgill, Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

25 x 150
ENG REC 167
English WWI recruiting poster: Keep These Flags Proudly Flying Keep These Flags Proudly Flying

"Poster No. 71B"

The words are centered on the flags of Great Britain, France, Russia (naval ensign), Belgium, and Great Britain

Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

24 x 151
ENG REC 168
  Answer the Call Right Quickly

The words are centered on the flags of Great Britain, France, Russia (naval ensign), Belgium, and Great Britain

(larger version of ENG REC 159)

Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

25 x 151
ENG REC 169
English WWI recruiting poster: Soldiers' Separation Allowances... Soldiers' Separation/Allowances/Increased Rates from March 1, 1915 …/Wives and Children of Married Men …/Motherless Children …/Other Dependants of Unmarried Soldiers/and Widowers …

"Poster No. 72"

(text only; no images)

H.W. & V. Ltd.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

82.5 x 54.5
ENG REC 170
  Don't Stand Looking
(dated: May 1915)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

102 x 126
ENG REC 171
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English WWI recruiting poster: Come into the Ranks Come into the Ranks/and Fight for Your King/and Country – Don't Stay/in the Crowd and Stare/You Are Wanted/at the Front/Enlist To-day

"Poster No. 74"

Image of men, in civilian clothes and some with Union Jacks on their lapels, watching soldiers, in formation, marching by; between the two groups of men is a Union Jack on a staff

Robert & Leete Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

96 x 63
ENG REC 172
English WWI recruiting poster: Women of Britain Say Go! Women of Britain/Say/"Go!"
(dated: May 1915)

"Poster No. 75"

Image of a woman, her daughter and her son standing at a window watching soldiers march off

E. Kealey

Hill Siffken & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 173
English WWI recruiting poster: 4 Gofyniad / [4 Questions] 4 Gofyniad / [4 Questions] i ddynion sydd heb ymrestru … /Ymrestrwch Heddyw
(dated: March 1915)
(In Welch)

"Poster No. 76"

(Welch version of ENG REC 156?)

(text only; no images)

Sir J.C. & S.

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 49.5
ENG REC 174
English WWI recruiting poster: The Prime Minister's Pledge... The Prime Minister's/Pledge/to Married Men is/now being redeemed/by Parliament./But let the young unmarried men them-/selves redeem that/Pledge by joining under/the Group System/To-day/Do Not Force Your Country/to Force You to Fight, But/Come of Your Own Free Will

"Poster No. 140"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 51
ENG REC 175
  The/New Military Service Bill/Need Not Apply/to You If You/Enlist Now/Either for Direct Service/or Under the Group System/Millions of your/Fellow Countrymen have/volunteered their services/Play Your Part in This/Great World Battle/for Freedom/and let the State decide/what that part shall be.

"Poster No. 141"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 51.5
ENG REC 176
English WWI recruiting poster: The New Military Service Bill... The New/Military Service Bill/Need Not Apply to You/If You/Enlist Now/ Under the/Group System/Millions of your/Fellow Countrymen have/volunteered their services/Play Your Part/in This/Great World Battle/for Freedom/and let the State decide what that part/shall be.

(similar but not the same version of ENG REC 176)

"Poster 142"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

43 x 28
ENG REC 177
English WWI recruiting poster: Rights of Citizenship Rights of/Citizenship/Your Rights/Your Rights of Citizenship give/you the Privilege of joining your/fellows in the defence of your/Honour and your Homes/Join under the Group System to-day/and safeguard both/Your Duty/Your duty is to Fight the/Common Foe and to get your/Comrades to join you

"Poster No. 143"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 51
ENG REC 178
  Rights of/Citizenship/Your Rights/Your Rights of Citizenship give/you the Privilege of joining your/fellows in the defence of your/Honour and your Homes/Join under the Group System to-day/and safeguard both/Your Duty/Your duty is to Fight the/Common Foe and to get your/Comrades to join you

(smaller version of ENG REC 178)

"Poster No. 144"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

43 x 28
ENG REC 179
English WWI recruiting poster: Group System/Removals Group System/Removals/Men of Military Age (18-40 inclusive)/who have removed into this District/since August 15th,/or who, for other reasons, have not/been canvassed/are invited to/attest at once/at the nearest Recruiting Office, if they have not already done so.

"Poster No. 145"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

43 x 28
ENG REC 180
English WWI recruiting poster: If You Intend to Join Voluntarily... If You/Intend to Join/Voluntarily/Before the/Military Service Bill/comes into operation/Do Not Delay/till the Last Moment/Delay means congestion and/inconvenience for you and/for the Military Authorities,/and you may be left out/in a big rush at the end/Join Now

"Poster No. 146"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75.5 x 51
ENG REC 181
English WWI recruiting poster: Os ydych am ymuno yn wirfodol... Os ydych am ymuno yn wirfodol / [If You Intend To Join Voluntarily] … Ymunwch Dâ Chwi Ar Unwaith / [Join Now]
(In Welsh)

"Poster No. 147"

(Welch version of ENG REC 181?)

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 49
ENG REC 182
English WWI recruiting poster: "Anibyniaeth/sydd yn galw... "Anibyniaeth/sydd yn galw/am ei/Dewraf Dyn"/ ["Independence calls for the bravest of men."]
(In Welsh)

"Poster No. 148"

Image, in silhouette, of soldiers manning an artillery piece mounted on a caisson; overhead is an airplane; in the background are ruins

V. Soutril (?)

Roberts & Leete Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 183
English WWI recruiting poster: Single Men! Single Men!/Last Days/for/Voluntary/Enlistment

"Poster No. 149"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

73 x 48
ENG REC 184
  Single Men!/Last Days/for/Voluntary/Enlistment

"Poster No. 150"

(smaller version of ENG REC 184)

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

42.5 x 27
ENG REC 185
English WWI recruiting poster: Military Service Act 1916 Military Service Act/1916/Every Unmarried Man/of/Military Age/Not excepted or exempted under this Act/Can Choose/One of Two Courses:/(1) … Enlist At Once …/ (2) ... Attest At Once Under the Group System …/ If he does neither, a third course awaits him: /He Will Be Deemed to Have/Enlisted …

"Poster No. 151"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74.5 x 49
ENG REC 186
  Military Service Act 1916/Every Unmarried Man/of/Military Age/Not excepted or exempted under this Act/Can Choose/One of Two Courses:/(1) … Enlist At Once …/ (2) ... Attest At Once Under the Group System …/ If he does neither, a third course awaits him: /He Will Be Deemed to Have/Enlisted …

"Poster No. 152"

(text only; no images)

(smaller version of ENG REC 186)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

42 x 26.5
ENG REC 187
English WWI recruiting poster: The Military Service Act, 1916 The/Military Service Act, 1916 …/Men Excepted: … /Men who may be exempted by Local Tribunals: … /Do Not Wait Until March 2. Enlist Voluntarily Now …/

"Poster No. 153"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

100 x 62
ENG REC 188
  The/Military Service Act, 1916 …/Men Excepted: … /Men who may be exempted by Local Tribunals: … /Do Not Wait Until March 2. Enlist Voluntarily Now …/

"Poster No. 153" [sic]

(text only; no images)

(smaller version of ENG REC 188)

Abbey Press, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

50 x 37
ENG REC 189
  The/Military Service Act, 1916 …/Men Excepted: … /Men who may be exempted by Local Tribunals: … /Do Not Wait Until March 2. Enlist Voluntarily Now …/

"Poster No. 154"

(same as ENG REC 189)

(text only; no images)

Abbey Press, London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

50 x 37
ENG REC 190
English WWI recruiting poster: Deddf Gwasanaeth Milwrol, 1916 Deddf Gwasanaeth Milwrol, 1916/ … Gall Pob Dyn Di-Briod/O Oedran Milwrol …

(Welsh version of ENG REC 186)

"Poster No. 155"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

74.5 x 49
ENG REC 191
  [Too fragile to unfold] ENG REC 192
++
English WWI recruiting poster: Single Men! Single Men!/Will You March Too/or/Wait Till March 2

"Poster No. 157"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

15 x 75
ENG REC 193
English WWI recruiting poster: Cyfeiria Deddf Gwasanaeth Milwrol, 1916 Cyfeiria Deddf Gwasanaeth Milwrol, 1916/[Military Service Act, 1916] …/Dynion Eithrir: …/Dynion & Gellir Eu Hesgusodi Gan Y Tribunlysoedd Lleol: … /Peidiwch Oedi Dan Mawrth 2/Ymrestrwch O'Ch Bodd Yn Awr …

(Welsh version of ENG REC 188)

"Poster No. 158"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

49 x 37
ENG REC 194
English WWI recruiting poster: Military Service Act, 1916 Military Service Act, 1916/Every man to whom the Act applies will on Thursday, March 2nd …/Any man who has adequate/grounds for applying to a/Local Tribunal for a/Certificate of/Exemption under this act/must do so before/Thursday, March 2/Why wait for the Act to apply to you? …/Attest Now

"Poster No. 159"

(text only; no images)

Parliamentary and Joint Labour Recruiting Committees, London, England

51 x 38
ENG REC 195
English WWI recruiting poster: Single Men... Single Men/Are Urged/Not to Put Off/Voluntary Enlistment/or Attestation/Until the Last Moment/Their Chance Will Be Gone/at Midnight on March 1st,/and they will be placed in the Reserve/under the Military Service Act/on March 2nd

"Poster No. 160"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary and Joint Labour Recruiting Committees, London, England

49.5 x 37.5
ENG REC 196
English WWI recruiting poster: Gymry Sengl! Gymry Sengl!/Dewiswch/fynd i'r Fyddin cyn/Dydd Gwyl Dewi/Bydd/Mawrth 2/yn/Rhy Hwyr [Single Welshmen!/ Join the army before St. David's Day/March 2 will be too late]
(In Welsh)

"Poster No. 161"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary and Joint Labour Recruiting Committees, London, England

49.5 x 37
ENG REC 197
English WWI recruiting poster: To Starred or Badged Single Men To Starred or/Badged Single Men/or Single Men in/Reserved Occupations/ …/If You Do Not Attest …/Badged Men …/Starred Men …/Attest Now

"Poster No. 162"

(text only; no images)

Parliamentary and Joint Labour Recruiting Committees, London, England

75 x 49
ENG REC 198
English WWI recruiting poster: At Ddynion Sengl Wedi Eu Rhoddi At Ddynion Sengl Wedi Eu Rhoddi/Dan Seren Neu Arwydd/ …/Adystiwch Yn Awr

(Welsh version of ENG REC 198)

"Poster No. 163"

(text only; no images)

Parliamentary and Joint Labour Recruiting Committees, London, England

75 x 49.5
ENG REC 199
English WWI recruiting poster: Deddf gwasanaeth milwrol, 1916 Deddf gwasanaeth milwrol, 1916 … /Drwydded Esgusodi …/Cyn/Dydd Iau, Mawrth 2 …/Adystiwch Yn Awr / [Military Service Act, 1916]

(Welsh version of ENG REC 195)

"Poster No. 164"

(text only; no images)

Parliamentary and Joint Labour Recruiting Committees, London, England

49.5 x 37.5
ENG REC 200
English WWI recruiting poster: Group System Enlistment Group System/Enlistment in Groups/will Re-open on Monday,/January 10th, 1916 …/All Men between 18 and 41, both single and married …

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Joint Labour Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 50.5
ENG REC 201
English WWI recruiting poster: What Burns Said – 1782 What Burns Said – 1782/Holds Good in 1915/O! why the deuce should I repine,/And be an ill foreboder?/I'm twenty three, and five feet nine,/I'll go and be a sodger/Take His Tip

Image is a cameo profile portrait of Scottish poet Robert Burns, with a verse of his poetry quoted below.

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 49.5
ENG REC 202
  You Boast of Your Freedom

Jim Hannan

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

146 x 100
ENG REC 203
++
  Oppression Freedom

Syd. Day The Printer Ltd.

State Recruiting Committee

74 x 198
ENG REC 204
++
  Come Lads Give Us a Spell

Annie J. Hope Campbell

State Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

218 x 195
ENG REC 205
++
English WWI recruiting poster: The Nation Is Fighting for Its Life The Nation Is Fighting for Its Life/All Men/Should/Enrol for National Service/Forms for Offer of Services Can Be Obtained at All Post Offices, National Service Offices, and Employment Exchanges

Image is a full-length allegorical representation of Britannia, dressed in Roman clothes and helmet, carrying a flag emblazoned with the words "National Service"; in the background are the smokestacks of a modern factory; the image is captioned "Who Follows?" and is "Reproduced by special permission of the Proprietors of "Punch"

[Artist from Punch]

Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Ltd., London, England

National Service

74 x 50
ENG REC 206
  The Nation Is Fighting for Its Life/All Men/Should/Enrol for National Service/Forms for Offer of Services Can Be Obtained at All Post Offices, National Service Offices, and Employment Exchanges

Image is a full-length allegorical representation of Britannia, dressed in Roman clothes and helmet, carrying a flag emblazoned with the words "National Service"; in the background are the smokestacks of a modern factory; the image is captioned "Who Follows?" and is "Reproduced by special permission of the Proprietors of "Punch"

[Artist from Punch]

(smaller version of ENG REC 206)

Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Ltd., London, England

National Service

50 x 31
ENG REC 207
English WWI recruiting poster: National Service National Service/Defend your island from the grimmest/menace that ever threatened it./ - David Lloyd George/Every man from 18 to 61 [sic] should Enrol To-day/Forms for offer of Services may be had at all Post Offices,/National Service Offices and Employment Exchanges.

Image is a full-length depiction of Britannia, her left arm outstretched, and bearing the Union Jack flag in her right hand; a large crowd of male civilians taking off suit jackets follows in her wake; a smaller image is the "National Service" emblem, featuring a full-length depiction of Winged Victory holding a shield

S.E. Scott

D.A. & S. Ltd., London, England

National Service

100 x 75
ENG REC 208
English WWI recruiting poster: Hands Wanted for National Service Hands Wanted/for/National/Service/If you cannot fight/for your country/– work for it/Enrol [sic] To Day [sic]/Forms for Offer of/Services Can Be/ Obtained at All/Post Offices/National/Service Offices,/and Employment/Exchanges

Image of a pair of hands reaching through a "hole in the poster"; a smaller image is the "National Service" emblem, featuring a full-length depiction of Winged Victory holding a shield

W.E. Ltd.

National Service

99 x 63
ENG REC 209
English WWI recruiting poster: His Majesty's Army His Majesty's Army/Special Reserve/Terms of Service …/Free Food, Quarters, Bedding, Fuel and Light are provided when out for Drill or Training/A Free Kit is issued to every Special Reservist on Joining /Pay (Weekly Rates) …/Other Advantages …

Four small images depict members of the (1) Royal Field Artillery Special Reserve and soldiers from regiments held within (2) the English and Welsh, (3) the Irish and (4) the Scottish infantry special reserves; all wear ceremonial order, except a soldier from the Royal Berkshire regiment, who wears service dress; behind the men of the Royal Field Artillery is an image of a horse-drawn caisson

Classic Colour Press, Reading, England

Army

83 x 64
ENG REC 210
  The Crisis

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Joint Labour Recruiting Committee

150 x 100
ENG REC 211
++
English WWI recruiting poster: The Crisis/An Appeal to Free Men The Crisis/An Appeal to Free Men/Fellow Countrymen …/We are satisfied, however, that if the/voluntary principle is to be vindicated, …/It is not want of courage that keeps men from/enlisting, but the failure to appreciate the seriousness/of the situation …/The responsibility for victory or defeat rests with/those who have not yet responded to the call./Therefore, join now as volunteers in the defence of your/country and all that it stands for …

(smaller version of ENG REC 211)

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Joint Labour Recruiting Committee, London, England

76.5 x 51
ENG REC 212
  The Crisis/An Appeal to Free Men/Fellow Countrymen …/We are satisfied, however, that if the/voluntary principle is to be vindicated, …/It is not want of courage that keeps men from/enlisting, but the failure to appreciate the seriousness/of the situation …/The responsibility for victory or defeat rests with/those who have not yet responded to the call./Therefore, join now as volunteers in the defence of your/country and all that it stands for …

(smaller version of ENG REC 211; same text, different type face)

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Joint Labour Recruiting Committee

75 x 51
ENG REC 213
English WWI recruiting poster: Yr Argyfwng/Apêl At Ddynion Rhydd Yr Argyfwng/Apêl At Ddynion Rhydd … / [The Crisis/An Appeal to Free Men]

(Welsh version of ENG REC 212)

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Joint Labour Recruiting Committee

74.5 x 50
ENG REC 214
English WWI recruiting poster: The Crisis/Answer to the Call Now The Crisis/Answer to the Call Now!/We appeal to the free men of Britain to respond to/the call of their country and to enroll themselves/at once …/Make the Response an Overwhelming/One, and Victory for Britain/Will Be Assured/Promises to enlist are not sufficient/Do Not Delay, But Become a Soldier/in the Cause of Democracy and Liberty/Before December 11th …

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Joint Labour Recruiting Committee, London, England

75 x 50
ENG REC 215
  To My People

(George V (The King))

149 x 99
ENG REC 216
++
English WWI recruiting poster: Buckingham Palace/To My People Buckingham Palace/To My People/At this grave moment …/I rejoice in my Empire's effort …/I ask you to make good these sacrifices./The end is not in sight …/In freely responding to my appeal …/George R.I.

(text only; no images)

(smaller version of ENG REC 216)

75 x 50.5
ENG REC 217
English WWI recruiting poster: Buckingham Palace/At Fy Mhobl Buckingham Palace/At Fy Mhobl / [To My People]

(Welsh version of ENG REC 217)

74.5 x 50
ENG REC 218
English WWI recruiting poster: Forward! Forward To Victory Forward!/Forward To Victory/Enlist Now

Image of a mounted soldier brandishing a sword, his horse at full gallop

L.K.W.

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

76 x 49
ENG REC 219
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