Joan of Arc poster, United States, World War I This is a selection of World War I and II posters from the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division collections. Included are propaganda on purchasing war bonds, the importance of national security and posters from allied and axis powers.
December 20, 1916 - British National Service Department Established. Britain’s new Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, had promised to streamline and increase Britain’s war effort. Among his first acts towards this goal was to establish a National Service Department to manage conscription, which had been introduced in 1916 for the first time in Britain's history.
The Food Board asked Canadians to conserve and preserve food supplies and avoid hoarding. The need to modify behaviour was tied to patriotism and support for the war effort. This message was especially apparent in this image of a soldier pointing to the violence of the trench warfare behind him as he asks Canadians to conserve food.