WW1 - What did you do in the Great War, Daddy?
Child: "And is the War really over, Daddy? Father: "Practically, My Boy." Child: "Then may I ask you a question about it which I couldn't ask till it WAS over?" Father: "Certainly, My Son." Child: " Well, what I want to know is, what DID you do in the Great War, Daddy?" Satirical skit on the famous war recruitment poster: "Daddy, what did You do in the Great War?" after Savile Lumley, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Date: 1919
© Mary Evans Picture Library
WW2 Poster -- Dysentery and Diarrhoea
Dysentery and Diarrhoea. Colour lithograph information poster, after 2nd Lt Stacey Hopper. The poster poses questions relating to the dangers and causes of disease, and provides helpful hints, with illustrations, on dealing with Flies and Filth. It was aimed, in particular, at British troops on active service in Italy during World War Two. Six vignettes illustrate how to prevent these illnesses: 1. Burn All Refuse 2. Keep Lid Down 3. Swat 'em 4. Trap 'em 5. Cover Food 6. Keep Swill-Bins Closed. Date: 1945
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Advert for the prevention of Venereal Diseases 1943
Issued by The Ministry of Health and The Central Council for Health Education. This is one of many letters sent into the Central Council, a man frightened to goto the doctors because of the sense of shame about contracting gonorrhoea, and passing it onto his children.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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