These posters were used to encourage enlistment in the British armed forces during World War II.Continue reading “British World War II Propaganda Posters–Back Them Up!”
This was a World War II propaganda poster released sometime between 1939 and 1945 by His Majesty’s Stationery Office and printed by William Brown and Co. Ltd.
The irony of Great Britain extolling the virtues of its empire to fight the Axis is certainly something.
This was a British World War I recruiting poster issued in 1915.
From Wikipedia’s entry on suffragette Emily Davidson,
Emily Wilding Davison (11 October 1872 – 8 June 1913) was a militant suffragette who fought for women’s suffrage in Britain. She was jailed on nine occasions and force-fed 49 times. She stepped in front of King George V’s horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on 4 June 1913, suffering fatal injuries. Her funeral on 14 June 1913 was organised by the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). Thousands of suffragettes accompanied the coffin and tens of thousands of people lined the streets of London. After a service in Bloomsbury, her coffin was taken by train to the family grave in Morpeth, Northumberland.
Modern historians agree that Davison was trying to disturb the Derby to draw attention to her cause, rather than to commit suicide, and 2013 analysis of newsreel has supported the idea that Davison was reaching up to attach a scarf to the bridle of the King’s horse. Analysis of newsreel also indicated that her position before she stepped out onto the track would have given her a clear view of the oncoming race, further countering the belief that she ran out in a haphazard way to kill herself.