We'll Get Them! The 2nd National Defense Loan. Subscribe


This World War I poster, published in Paris in 1916, shows a French soldier with a gun in one hand, and the other hand raised, urging on his comrades. The text calls upon French citizens to subscribe to the second national defense loan, one of four issued by the French government during the course of the war. This is one of the best-remembered French posters of the many hundreds produced during the war, and was created by Abel Faivre (1867–1945), a well-known illustrator and cartoonist. In a career that stretched from 1895 to 1942, Faivre produced a large body of illustrations for such publications as Le Figaro, Le Journal, L’Écho de Paris, and Le Canard sauvage, and he created many posters in support of the French war effort in World War I. The poster was published by Devambez, a firm of engravers and printers taken over by Édouard Devambez in 1873 and carried on by his son André Devambez. The firm specialized in the fine printing of art works, but it also produced many popular posters during the war.

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Devambez, Paris


Title in Original Language

On les aura! 2e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale. Souscrivez


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Physical Description

1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 114 x 79 centimeters



  1. Stanley Appelbaum, French Satirical Drawings from “L’Assiette au Beurre” (New York: Dover, 1978).
  2. Martin Hardie and Arthur K. Sabin, editors, War Posters Issued by Belligerent and Neutral Nations, 1914−1919 (London: A. & C. Black, 1920).

Last updated: February 10, 2014