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[Postcard]. Britain's call. The call - the response. "Philco" series no 2560. Printed in England. [ca 1914].

Reference Number: Eph-POSTCARD-Hearts-and-Minds-02

Shows the text of verses: the first from Britain summoning its Sons to help the Mother Country, Britain, in its time of need; and the second a response from the Sons. The text is as follows:The call: Foregather Sons of Empire, from corners far and wide, / Your Mother Country needs you, for the Teuton in his pride / Has called forth the Dogs of War, and Europe would bestride / With Carnage and with Blood. / Foregather Sons of Empire, with all your power and might,/ The Mad Monarch and his Junkers have challenged you to fight; / Then shew them what you're made of, and God defend the Right / For Justice and for Good.The Response: We have heard the Parent call from near and distant shore, / We hasten to the Banner, as we have done of yore, / Our cause is just, and fight we must, peace and freedom to restore. / Your call is nobly amswered, from Prince to Peasant's son, / Your Empire's Sons are with you and will stand alike as one, / To do or die our Motto, until the work is done.The verso contains a handwritten message from Kate Nelson to "you young soldier boy".

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ephemera, Photolithographs and Postcards, related to Hearts and Minds (Exhibition, Kate Nelson, Philco (Postcard series), Imperialism - British, Great Britain - Colonies, Patriotism and World War, 1914-1918 - Great Britain.

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[Postcard]. Britain's call. The call - the response. "Philco" series no 2560. Printed in England. [ca 1914]., Reference Number Eph-POSTCARD-Hearts-and-Minds-02 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s) on postcard.Photolithograph, on postcard 138 x 88 mm.. Vertical imageEphemera

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