Your King and Country Need You! - 171st Overseas Battalion

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  • Art.IWM PST 0888
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph and letterpress
  • Support: Height 710 mm, Width 506 mm
  • Mount: Height 807 mm, Width 557 mm
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  • object category: Poster

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whole: the image occupies the upper half, with the title separate and positioned across the centre, in blue. The text is separate and positioned in the lower third, in blue and in red. All set against a white background and held within a red border. image: Belgian, French, Russian and British soldiers walk towards the viewer arm in arm, singing. Behind them fly their countries' flags, and a fasces surrounded by laurel branches. In the background is a depiction of Winged Victory based on François Rude sculpture on the Arc de Triomphe. text: Your King and Country Need YOU! Come and Enlist with the QUEBEC RIFLES 171st Overseas Battalion C.E.F. Someone is waiting for you at Headquarters 72½ St. Peter Street or Y.M.C.A. Barracks L'Association Civile de Recrutement du District de Québec [Your King and Country need you! Come and enlist with the Quebec Rifles, 171st Overseas Battalion C.E.F. Someone is waiting for you at headquarters, 72½ St. Peter Street or Y.M.C.A. Barracks. The Civilian Recruiting Association of the Quebec District.]




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