The Empire's Sturdy Sons

This is an interesting poster which shows that at least some British colonies and dominions were granted a kind of parity with Britain's other allies in the war against the Germans and Austro-Hungarians. The white feather was regarded as a symbol of cowardice and this poster claims that the Empire's sturdy sons will not show any weakness in fighting the Germans. Clockwise from the top Union Jack, you can see the Imperial Russian flag, the Belgian flag, the Australian flag, the Indian flag, the Canadian flag, the Japanese flag and the French flag. It should be remembered that Japan was a British ally during this war and had been so since 1902.

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by Stephen Luscombe