The “There’s room for you – Enlist To-day” propaganda poster was used to recruit soldiers to join the army during World War 1.
The poster depicts soldiers aboard a train being cheered off by those at home. The soldiers seem to be happy as they head off on their adventure and seem to be gesturing into the camera for others to join them on the trip.
World War 1 was a bloody and harsh war with over 17 million deaths and 20 million wounded during the conflict. Much of the fighting took place in the trenches where the conditions were extremely poor and thousands were killed within hours.
In order to keep up with the demand for men on the frontlines, recruitment campaigns were common and successful. This is one of our collection of recruitment posters.