Are you man enough?

As the war machine chewed up unit after unit, officials became increasingly desperate to find new recuits. A powerful tool in their recruiting arsenal was the use of propaganda to shame men into fighting.

Created by Canada’s History

Posted May 19, 2010

Men felt incredible pressure to serve on the frontlines during the First World War. Here are some examples of recruiting posters that called into question the manhood of those who chose to stay at home rather than fight abroad.

First World War Recruitment Posters

All posters courtesy Library and Archives Canada.

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