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Title He did his Duty - Will You do Yours?
Collection Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict - The Visual Culture of Public Information and Counter Information
Artist Bassano [after]
Printer Johnson, Riddle and Co Ltd, Penge, London SE20
Publisher/Sponsor Parliamentary Recruiting Committee
Associated Person Roberts of Kandahar, Frederick Sleigh (Field Marshal Earl)
Date 1914
Concept recruiting, empire / commonwealth, military personnel, uniform, medals / orders / decorations, emblems, flag / banner / standard, historical reference, portrait / personification
Description whole: the image occupies the upper two-thirds. The title is separate and positioned across the bottom, in brown. All set against a white background.
image: 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.
text: BASSANO, BOND ST. W.
He did his duty.
Will YOU do YOURS?
PUBLISHED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY RECRUITING COMMITTEE, LONDON.
-POSTER NO. 20.
PRINTED BY JOHNSON, RIDDLE AND CO., LTD., LONDON. S.E.
Object flag, laurel wreath, sword, medal, baton
Id Number Current Accession IWM PST 11424
Location Creation Site Great Britain
Measurements Dimensions 761 mm x 508 mm
Format Series Notes Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster No. 20. A Welsh language version was also produced (see PST 11432).
Event WW1 British Home Front
Related Country Great Britain GB
Contextual Notes Lord Frederick Sleigh Roberts of Kandahar (1832-1914) served the majority of his military career in his country of birth, India. His illustrious military career began by winning the Victoria Cross during the Indian Mutiny (1857-8) and he later served successfully in the Second Afghan War (1878-80) and the Boer War (1899-1902). Known affectionately as 'Bobs' after Rudyard Kipling's poem about him, he eventually became the last Commander-in-Chief of the British Army (1901-05). Lord Roberts died in 1914 while visiting British troops on the Western Front.
Text Language English
Rights IWM reproduction right
Style Period Period 1914-1918
Work Type poster

 

 

 

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