• Full title Are we afraid? No!
  • Published 1915
  • Created 1915
  • Formats Postcard , Illustration
  • Held by British Library
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Description

English

What is this? 

The start of the First World War saw the publication of large amounts of supportive, patriotic ephemera designed to appeal to the market of war supporters. This postcard uses the Union Flag and the icon of the Bulldog to show Britain, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and South Africa standing united against a common threat. Britain, as the ‘motherland’, stands larger than the associated dominions and colonies, a statement of its role as the heart of empire but a somewhat jarring visual in a post-imperial age.

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