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SAVILE LUMLEY (1876-1960) DADDY, WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE GREAT WAR? 1915. 29 3/4x19 3/4 inches, 75 1/2x50 1/4 cm. Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., London. Condition B+: creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds; tears and flaking in margins. Comfortably seated in his armchair, his daughter reading on his lap and son playing at his feet, a man contemplates the difficult question that his children might one day pose. A novel, almost insidious, appeal to encourage men to enlist by playing off their fears of having to explain to their children why they didn't fight during the war. A man, after all, is expected to fight - a point poignantly made via the young boy playing with toy soldiers. Darracott frontispiece, Rawls p. 32, Rickards 46, Weill 212, Power of The Poster 96, War Posters 101, Picture This fig. 47, The Poster 108.