Lionel Edwards (1878-1966)

AT THE FRONT! Every fit Briton
20x30 inches
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AT THE FRONT! Every fit Briton. Artist: Lionel Edwards. Original, Mint, Linen backed original World War 1 rare stone lithographic poster. At the front! Every fit Briton should join our brave men at the front. Enlist now / printed by E.S. & A. Robinson Ltd., Bristol. London : Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, [1915]. Poster showing cavalry in battle, with horses reacting to an explosion in the foreground.
Until March 2, 1916, when the Military Service Act introduced conscription, Great Britain’s World War I army was comprised entirely of volunteers. Many of the most famous wartime posters were recruitment appeals. The Parliamentary Recruiting Committee was set up following the outbreak of war in August 1914.

This poster, by an artist (signed with a monogram), is number 84 in the series. The background boarder of this original is Army green.
A copy of this rare poster is part of the Library of Congress.

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