This image, with its portraits of prominent politicians and military figures, appears in many publications produced during World War One. Different characters are depicted in different iterations, depending on the message. In this case, it is emphasised that, through the ‘word’ and the ‘sword’ of the characters represented, it will be possible to achieve victory, justice and freedom. In general the posters that have the Allies as their theme are optimistic, especially those relating to America, whose entry into the war brought hope to many.
Depicted in this 1918 poster are: Italian Prime Minister Vittorio Orlando; British Prime Minister David Lloyd George; French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau; Commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, General John J. Pershing; Supreme Allied Commander during the First World War, Marshal Ferdinand Foch; Commander-in Chief of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig; Chief of Staff of the Italian Army, General Armando Diaz; American President Woodrow Wilson.