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The man who has answered the call and the man who has not

Illustrated London News LTD

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    • This poster from a 1915 edition of the Illustrated London News was designed to encourage young men to enlist in the army. It's an example of war-time propaganda.

      If you look closely at the cartoon, you can see a reference to a famous recruitment poster featuring Lord Kitchener, like this one from the Imperial War Museum.

      Things to think about...

      What kind of message do you think the propaganda is trying to make?
      Does the message change if you think about it as a before and after picture?
      What kind of people is this specifically targeting?
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