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Poster - Recruitment, 'Join the AIF', World War II, 1943 Document Reg. No: SH 950461

World War II recruitment poster featuring a photograph of a soldier in army uniform. The servicemen represented is Lieutenant William Patrick Ryan, 2/2nd IFN BN.
A cardboard poster with plain back and attached support for standing up. The front has a photograph in black and white of a soldier in army uniform. The poster is coloured dark blue around the photo. Across the top of the poster is black and white text, while the bottom of the poster has a khaki coloured ball of wool and dark blue knitting needles. There is bold black text on a white background across the bottom of the poster and below is the crest of the A.I.F.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 367 mm (Height), 240 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian military forces, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, wireddd, propaganda, posters
Themes this item is part of: Australian Imperial Forces (AIF), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recruitment
Inscriptions: Make her proud to say / "My son overseas"; JOIN THE A.I.F; Australian Commonwealth / Military Forces
Manufactured For: Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Printing Section, Australia, 1943
Date Used: Australia, 1939-1945


Ben James Posted on 27 Jan 2012 10:25 AM
Is the identity of the soldier in the poster known? I'm told a relative was a 'poster-boy' for the recruitment drive and I'd very much like to track down the particular poster/s he was in.
Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Jan 2012 11:51 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Ben,

Unfortunately Museum Victoria has no further information to hand about this poster, however we recommend that you contact the Australian War Memorial ( who may be able to assist you further.
Sarah Khan Posted on 11 May 2014 11:30 PM
Hi, I was just wondering, do you know what date this poster was published?
Pamela Davies Posted on 05 Jul 2014 6:40 PM
I'm looking for information re Don Athaldo recruiting for 2nd war. I seem to be only able to find his history as a strongman

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