1916 Irish Recruitment postcard to publicise the appeal to enlist for WW1. John Redmond was the leader of the Irish national Party. The Collectors' Shop Blackrock, Co Dublin #postcards #vintage #antique
This poster follows the trend of the Uncle Sam above with Union Jack communicating directly with the viewer. This poster plays on a similar shading style where the tan of the background matches the tan soldiers uniforms, but is then interrupted by the bold colored proud Union Jack.
The Food Board asked Canadians to conserve and preserve food supplies and avoid hoarding. The need to modify behaviour was tied to patriotism and support for the war effort. This message was especially apparent in this image of a soldier pointing to the violence of the trench warfare behind him as he asks Canadians to conserve food.
A diary written by Private Thomas Chambers, or Tommy, which he wrote in France in the months leading up to the Battle of the Somme is set to go on display. Tommy was among almost 20,000 British soldiers killed on July 1, 1916, little more than 3 months after he had arrived in France from Ireland. He was 16 years old when he was killed. The last note in his diary was: " Left for trenches at 2am 1st July."