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HI 2324: European Empires


Poster Title: War. To arms citizens of the empire!!

Summary: British poster from World War I. The poster shows a soldier gesturing amid the chaos of war, including civilians and dead bodies.

Artist: Frank Brangwyn, 1867-1956

Created: c. 1915

Copyright: No known restrictions on publication

Available from: Library of Congress

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