'Your Country Needs You' - The myth about the First World War poster that 'never existed'Breaking News
tags: World War I, United Kingdom, Great Britain, propaganda posters, Lord Kitchener
It is perhaps the best known and most enduring image of the First World War: the commanding, moustached face of Lord Kitchener, his accusing, pointing finger and the urgent slogan “Your country needs YOU”.
The picture is credited with encouraging millions of men to sign up to fight in the trenches, many of them never to return.
But new research has found that no such poster was actually produced during the war and that the image was never used for official recruitment purposes. In fact, it only became popular and widely-used after the conflict ended....
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