This Thursday, the 23rd January, sees a free talk from The National Archives entitled ‘Your Country Needs You’ looking at the recruitment posters of World War One, including the famous Lord Kitchener ‘finger pointing poster’. The talk asks if this was the most successful recruitment poster or if there were other more effective recruitment messages and posters that worked to encourage thousands of Britons to join up.
This talk draws upon official records from The National Archives to provide alternative and surprising stories. The talk is being given by James Taylor, former curator of the National Maritime Museum who also writes and lectures on maritime and military art and design.
There’s more information available from The National Archives website.