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Scotney Castle, Kent (Accredited Museum)
Before conscription, recruitment posters like this one were created and displayed in public places to encourage young men to sign up to join the British Expeditionary Force. This one featuring Saint George slaying the dragon was designed to inspire a patriotic feeling of duty.
Poster, depicting St George slaying the dragon, with text reading 'Britain Needs You At Once'
Part of the Hussey Collection. The contents were bequeathed to the National Trust in 2006 by Mrs Elizabeth Hussey.
Marks and inscriptions
Along bottom edge: PUBLISHED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY RECRUITING COMMITTEE, LONDON POSTER No 108 PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE & Co Ltd LONDON E.C.