Remember Scarborough!

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  • Art.IWM PST 5109
Art and Popular Design
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Great Britain
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
  • Support: Height 1495 mm, Width 989 mm
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  • object category: Poster

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whole: the image occupies the majority held within a wide black border. The title is positioned across the top, with the text across the bottom, both in white. image: a full-length depiction of Britannia, wearing a helmet and holding a Union Flag in her left hand and a sword in her right. She stands on a cliff top with the sea behind her; to her right a procession of men are cheering her. In the background right is a burning town. text: REMEMBER SCARBOROUGH! E.Kemp-Welch 1914 ENLIST NOW PUBLISHED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY RECRUITING COMMITTEE, LONDON. POSTER No.41. PRINTED BY DAVID ALLEN AND SONS LD. HARROW, MIDDLESEX, W.35023. 20M-1/15.


On the morning of 16 December 1914, the North Sea ports of Hartlepool, West Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough were bombarded by the German First High Seas Fleet Scouting Group resulting in 137 deaths and 592 wounded. Scarborough and Hartlepool were fortified towns and were considered legitimate targets by the Germans. British public and newspaper outrage was directed both at the Germans and also at the Royal Navy for not protecting the towns.

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Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster No 41. W. 35023.


PRC Poster 41




stamped (green ink)

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