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"...Only the brave deserve the fair": postcard
Title : "...Only the brave deserve the fair": postcard "...Only the brave deserve the fair": postcard
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Creator : Australia. State Recruiting Committee of South Australia
Place Of Creation : Australia
Date of creation : [1917?]
Format : Pamphlet
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Postcard, with caption, issued by the State Recruiting Committee of South Australia. It shows a photograph of a soldier walking towards a large church with his 'sweetheart'. Another man looks on whilst the Recruiting Officer takes him by the shoulder,presumably to persuade him to enlist. The church pictured is St. Peters Cathedral in Adelaide.

Coverage year : 1917
Period : 1914-1918
Place : South Australia
Further reading :

Carlyon, Les. The great war, Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006

Darracott, Joseph and Belinda Loftus. First World War posters, [London]: Imperial War Museum [1972]

Gammage, Bill. The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books, 1990

Kent, David. From trench and troopship : the experience of the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1919, Alexandria, N.S.W. : Hale & Iremonger , 1999

Macdougall, Anthony. Australians at war: a pictorial history, Nobel Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press, 2002

State Library of South Australia. Conscription and enlistment, [Adelaide]: State Library of South Australia, 1997

Internet links :

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) See: History: information about conscription in both World War 1 and World War 2 sections

Australian War Memorial See: Research and Family History: Encyclopedia: Conscription

State Library of New South Wales: World War I and Australia Reseach Guide: Recruitment and conscription

State Library of Victoria: Ergo See: Explore history: Australia & WWI: Home WWI: Arguments over conscription



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