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Poster - 'We Took the Hill. Come and Help Us Keep It', Australia, World War I, circa 1915 Document Reg. No: HT 27659

Summary:
Large World War I Australian recruitment poster, titled 'We Took the Hill. Come and Help Us Keep It'. Drawing features a wounded soldier with a bloodied head bandage, holding a rifle, a dead or unconscious soldier lies at his feet. His position on a hill with sea in the background, above which shell bursts appear, suggests Gallipoli. The 'Hill' may be Hill 60 at Gallipoli, in August 1915.

The poster was printed by W.A. Gullick, Government Printer, Sydney. It may have been commissioned by either the government of New South Wales or the Federal Government.
Description:
Large poster with bold inscription above full colour drawing, on cream-coloured paper. Drawing features a wounded soldier with a bloodied head bandage, holding a rifle. He is standing on a hill with sea in the background, above which shell bursts appear. A dead or unconscious soldier lies at his feet, blood flowing from a head wound. The power has cream-coloured edges, cut somewhat roughly in places. It is adhered onto a foam-core backing.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 907 mm (Height), 597 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, propaganda, war effort
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recruitment
Inscriptions: '"We took the Hill, / come and help us / keep it!"'. The drawing is signed 'HARRY J. WESTON'. At lower right, in small font: 'W.A. GULLICK, GOVERNMENT PRINTER, SYDNEY'.
Place & Date Depicted: Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, 1915

The image features a hill with sea in the background, above which shell bursts appear, suggesting Gallipoli.
Publisher: Australian Commonwealth Government, Australia, 1915
Printer: W. Gullick, New South Wales, Australia, 1915

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