M. Lloyd George [graphic] : l'Illustration
- [Paris?] : L'Illustration, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 1 print (poster) : color ; 61 x 41 cm
- Portrait of David Lloyd George by an unknown artist. Border in two-toned gray-green.
- Related Titles:
- World War I poster collection.
- Subject: Portrait of Lloyd George.
- Other Forms:
- Also available online.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Gift of Louis F. Peck, Professor of English, 1965.
- Administrative History:
- World War I began as a conflict between the Allies (France, the United Kingdom, and Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie ignited the war in 1914. Italy joined the Allies in 1915, followed by the United States in 1917. A ceasefire was declared at 11 AM on 11 November 1918. The poster was a major tool for broad dissemination of information during the war. Countries on both sides of the conflict distributed posters widely to garner support, urge action, and boost morale.
David Lloyd George was a British statesman, best known as Prime Minister of Great Britain during and after World War I. Of Welsh descent, Lloyd George was raised by an uncle, who encouraged him to enter into law and politics. He rose through Parliament and the Cabinet, as he championed welfare and labor reforms, and became Prime Minister in 1916. Despite some whiffs of scandal and constant intrigues with his generals, Lloyd George's leadership and innovations were key factors in handling the war at home and abroad, and his post-war platform and social reforms helped restart the British and European economies.
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