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Vote for Martin Who Has Done His Bit

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Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM PST 12167
Display status
IWM London
Production date
1918-12
Place made
Great Britain
Subject period
Materials
  • medium: letterpress
  • support: paper
Dimensions
  • Whole: Height 890 mm
  • Whole: Width 574 mm
Alternative Names
  • object category: Poster
Creator
Category
posters

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Object description

whole: the title and text occupy the whole, in black, and set against a white background. image: text only. text: ABOLISH CONSCRIPTION SACK D.O.R.A. MAKE THE HUNS PAY PUNISH THE CRIMINALS BE KIND TO JACK AND TOMMY AWAY WITH BOLSHEVISM VOTE FOR MARTIN WHO HAS DONE HIS BIT. Printed and Published by Wilson and Whitworth Ltd., Essex Times Office, Romford.

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The Defence of the Realm Act (D.O.R.A.) was passed by the British Parliament in August 1914. The Act entitled the Government to exercise wide-ranging powers over the population, including censorship of newspapers and publishers, imprisoning of suspects without trial and the commandeering of resources for the war effort. Licensing hours were also restricted. The legislation proved contentious in Britain’s traditionally laissez-faire society and the unpopular decision to not repeal this legislation became an issue of the December 1918 General Election. D.O.R.A. was eventually replaced by The Emergency Powers Act in 1920.

Physical description

Other campaign posters for the same candidate include PST 12172, PST 12168, PST 12170, PST 12169, PST 12189 and PST 12171.

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