|Place||Europe: United Kingdom|
|Physical description||lithograph on paper laid down on linen|
Parliamentary Recruiting Committee
Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd.
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Daddy, what did you do in the Great War?
Depicts a father sitting in an armchair with a look of concern across his face. His son plays with toys soldiers below him on the carpet, while his daughter sits on his knee, pointing to a page in her book and asking what he did in the Great War. Arguably the most remembered British First World War recruiting poster. It was recorded as a favourite with many soldiers, who displayed it, complete with appropriate answers, on the walls of their dugouts. Australia had its equivalent - Harry J Weston's poster incorporated a woman before a tattered Australian flag 'Were YOU there then?'.