Vintage Scottish WW1 Propaganda 'Your King and Country Need You', Scotland, 1914-18, Reproduction 200gsm A3 Vintage Propaganda Poster
A small yet interesting collection of reproduction vintage Scottish World War I propaganda posters, faithfully reproduced by World of Art and printed on quality 200gsm-thick four-star Green Star eco-friendly paper with a soft-satin low-sheen finish reducing the gloss effect allowing for a wider perspective of the image from different angles. Green star system approved paper is a universally recognised eco-responsibility paper based on the origin of the fibre and the manufacturing process. All our posters are standard A3 size and look beautiful with or without frames but if you're thinking of framing then a standard A3 frame will fit perfectly. All posters come with a thin white border.
Please note before ordering all our posters are reproduction posters
Standard A3 Size
16.53" x 11.69"
42cm x 29.7cm
420mm x 297mm
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Between 1905 and 1914, inflation spiralled and the population was expanding. At first the War seemed like an escape route, as men enlisted to guarantee themselves food and regular wages. There was an initial rush to enlist with the British Expeditionary Force; it had 157 battalions, 22 of which were Scottish. The Royal Scots regiment alone fielded 35 battalions throughout World War I and lost 12,000 men. Out of 10 Scottish regiments it was estimated that Scotland lost about 100,000 men out of a British total of 745,000 losses. The fallen were known as ‘the Lost Generation’. In 1918 people had lost faith in their politicians and their propaganda as a result of a mismanaged war. Soldiers returning from the front found unemployment and poverty; the ‘land fit for heroes’ never happened. Although 200,000 new homes had been completed, plans for one million did not materialise. The wartime boom was followed by a sharp downturn in trade from 1919 onwards. Britain lost its leading position as a world economic power. Unemployment was severe as heavy industry collapsed. Revolution was in the air as the Red Flag was raised in George Square, Glasgow, demonstrating that politics were changing - radically.