Item #CL197-4 Kitchener’s Solemn Warning [WWI]
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Kitchener’s Solemn Warning [WWI]

c1914–1916. Letterpress, 101.8 x 64cm. Minor missing portions to old folds, repaired tears, slight foxing. Linen-backed.

Text continues “‘In every man’s life there is one supreme hour towards which all early experience moves, and from which all future results may be reckoned. For every individual Briton, as well as for our national existence, that solemn hour is now striking.’” Held in AWM, SLV, Uni. Of Newcastle.

This poster was most likely printed in Australia as the quality of the paper and printing is not as sophisticated as similar work by the British. Ref: JLG.

Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850–1916) was a “senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who won notoriety for his imperial campaigns, most especially his scorched earth policy against the Boers and his establishment of concentration camps during the Second Boer War, and later played a central role in the early part of WWI.” Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL197-4

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies

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