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'Young Men of Britain!! The Germans Said You Were Not in Earnest', 1915

Chromolithograph recruiting poster by unknown artist, published by the Publicity Department, Central London Recruiting Depot, 1914.

A line of British infantrymen fire at the enemy from a trench while an inset vignette illustrates the German view of the British as football players. The poster refers to and quotes The 'Frankfurter Zeitung':- 'The young Britons prefer to exercise their long limbs on the football ground rather than to expose them to any sort of risk in the service of their country.'

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NAM. 1977-06-81-47


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Conflict in Europe gallery

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