Historical information

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Second World War recruitment poster. Released in 1941 before Japan had entered the war, at a time when many Australians were reluctant to enlist to fight on the other side of the world. James Northfield (1887 - 1973) was an Australian graphic artist active from the 1910s through to the 1960s .Northfield created a series of patriotic posters during World War II

Physical description

Depicts a man donning a uniform, rifle in one hand, his civilian clothes lie in heap on the ground behind him.

Inscriptions & markings

Full text; Join the AIF: This is serious! Enlist Now