Australia has Promised Britain 50,000 More Men; Will You Help Us Keep that Promise

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In World War I, all sides used posters as tools to mobilize their populations for the war effort. Australia fought on the side of its “mother country,” Great Britain. Australian soldiers suffered heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign and in the trenches on the Western front. Casualties led to recruiting drives intended to attract new enlistments. This poster by an unidentified artist appeals to the strong sense of loyalty to Britain felt by the Australian people. It shows a kangaroo in front of number 50,000 and in the background a silhouette of soldiers in battle.

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Syng, Adelaide

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1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 63 x 103 centimeters

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Last updated: September 29, 2014