The Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals
National Museum Wales
In 1917 millions of British men had been sent to the battlefields, and people at home were enduring hardship, unprecedented loss and food shortages as German U-boats bombed supply lines. The Bureau of Propaganda commissioned eighteen different artists to produce a set of sixty-six prints, with the aim of encouraging a war-weary public and raising support for the war. Although the subject matter and themes were highly prescribed by the Bureau (which was later renamed the Ministry of Information), the images reveal the impact of the war on society, particularly on the role of women. The images illustrate two headings 'Efforts' and 'Ideals'.
Publication date: 2014
OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:170