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Red Cross or Iron Cross

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Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM PST 13544
Place made
Great Britain
Subject period
Materials
  • medium: lithograph
  • support: paper
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 759 mm
  • Support: Width 509 mm
Alternative Names
  • object category: Poster
Creator
Category
posters
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS

Object description

whole: title placed across the top edge, in black and in red. The image occupies the upper half, held within a narrow black border. The text is arranged over the lower half, in black and in red, set against a flecked green background. image: a German nurse, mockingly pours a glass water on to the ground before a thirsty, wounded British soldier lying on a stretcher. Two German officers stand, sneering, background right. text: RED CROSS OR IRON CROSS DAVID WILSON W.F.B WOUNDED AND A PRISONER OUR SOLDIER CRIES FOR WATER THE GERMAN 'SISTER' POURS IT ON THE GROUND BEFORE HIS EYES. THERE IS NO WOMAN IN BRITAIN WHO WOULD DO IT. THERE IS NO WOMAN IN BRITAIN WHO WILL FORGET IT. THE DANGERFIELD PRINTING CO., LTD., LONDON.

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