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Poster - 'We Took the Hill. Come and Help Us Keep It', Australia, World War I, circa 1915 Reg. No: HT 27659
- 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 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.
- 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.
|Dimensions:||907 mm (Height), 597 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||world war i 1914-1918, propaganda, war effort|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|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'.|
|Publisher:||Australian Commonwealth Government, Australia, 1915|
|Printer:||W. Gullick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1915|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Gallipoli, Turkey, 1915
The image features a hill with sea in the background, above which shell bursts appear, suggesting Gallipoli.