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    DescriptionThe First World War, a new low in the annals of armed conflict, coincided with a golden age for the relatively new art of advertising. Striking and colourful posters were produced throughout the years 1914-18 to recruit soldiers, promote investment, keep up morale and, naturally, to vilify the enemy; prominent artists including Alfred Leete paired bold images with punchy text to maximise impact. The selection in this book offers an informative guide to the range of posters created and to how they were displayed around the nation, and explores the public's increasing dissatisfaction with being patronised and goaded. From the iconic, commanding Your Country Needs You! to the anxious domestic scene of Daddy, What Did You Do in the War?, and including the infamous depiction of a bayoneting in Back Him Up!, this book puts the reader in the shoes of the Great War 'man in the street'.


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    Title
    Posters of the First World War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Bownes, By (author) Robert Fleming
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 172
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747814283
    ISBN 10: 0747814287
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    BIC subject category V2: HBWN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    Abridged Dewey: 741
    B&T Approval Code: A14204054
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000, HIS027090
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BIC subject category V2: AKLP, 3JJF
    BISAC V2.8: ANT034000, ANT024000
    B&T Approval Code: A03450000
    DC23: 769.499403
    DC22: 725.372
    Thema V1.0: NHWR5, AMG, WCK, AKLP
    Illustrations note
    40 MONO; 30 COL
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    22 July 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    David Bownes is a museum professional with over 20 years' experience working in the sector, and is Assistant Director at the National Army Museum. Among his other books are London Transport Posters: A Century of Art and Design and Underground: How the Tube Shaped London. Robert Fleming is a Curator at the National Army Museum and has worked closely with the Museum's First World War poster collection; he has also worked at the Imperial War Museum. He specialises in British colonial and imperial forces, and has published on the Australian army in the First World War.
    Table of contents
    The Poster War / Posters of 1914 / Posters of 1915 / Posters of 1916 / Posters of 1917 / Posters of 1918 / Further Reading / Index