The Home Front 1914-1918

First World War propaganda poster 'The Tank Tour visit to Greenock', published by the Greenock War Savings Committee in 1918. - 1996.100.77 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'Feed the Guns with War Bonds', published by the National War Savings Committee in 1918. - 1996.100.5 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'The Kitchen is the Key to Victory', published by the Ministry of Food and the Food Controller. - 1996.100.9 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'War Weapon Week April 8th-13th 1918', published in 1918 - 1996.100.60 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'Turn your Silver into Bullets', published by the Parliamentary War Savings Committee in 1915. - 1996.100.66 - ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'War Weapons Week' published by the Scottish War Savings Committee in 1918. - 1996.100.67 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'Put Your Strength in War Bonds' published by the Scottish War Savings Committee in 1918. - 1996.100.89 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World war propaganda poster 'Lend your five shillings to your country' published by the Parliamentary War Savings Committee in 1915. - 1996.100.92 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. Firs World War propaganda poster 'Food Economy', published by the Food Economy Office for the East of Scotland. - 1996.100.120 - ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'She helps her boy to victory', published by the League of National Safety - 1996.100.121 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'Eat Less Bread', published by the Ministry of Food in 1917. - 1996.100.126 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'Bone and Fat Bucket', published by the Domestic Savings Committee - 1996.100.129 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'Do Your Bit!', published by the Ministry of Food and Food Controller. - 1996.100.128 ©McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. First World War propaganda poster 'Pay your 5/- and help crush the Germans, published by the The Parliamentary War Savings Committee in 1915. - 1996.100.104 © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock First World War propaganda poster 'Back Them Up' published by the Parliamentary War Savings Committee in 1915 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock First World War propaganda poster 'Salvage. Save! What you can - Where you can' - 1996.100.130 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock First World War propaganda poster 'I'm Sending One - Are You?., published by the National Egg Collection for the Wounded. - 1996.100.112 © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock First World War propaganda poster 'Enlisted for the Duration of the War, published by the National Egg Collection for the Wounded in 1915 - 1996.100.113 © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock First World War propaganda poster 'The Nation's S.O.S', published by the League of National Safety / Ministry of Food in 1917. - 1996.100.124 © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock First World War propaganda poster 'Food' published by the League of National Safety in 1917.- 1996.100.409 © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock Appeal to the Scottish People - Lithograph poster promoting war savings certificates from the Scottish War Savings Committee - 1996.100.64 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock He Carried the Flag to Victory - Lithograph poster promoting War Bonds issued by the Scottish War Savings Committee in 1918 - 1996.100.68 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock Peace - The Practical Thank Offering - Lithograph poster promoting the Victory Loan issued by the Scottish War Savings Committee in 1919 - 1996.100.70 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery. Every child can help... - Lithograph poster issued by the Scottish War Savings Committee in 1917 - 1996.100.91 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock The Victory Campaign - Lithograph poster issued by the Scottish War Savings Committee in 1919 - 1996.100.106 - © McLean museum and Art Gallery, Greenock National Egg Collection for the Wounded - Lithograph poster issued by the National Egg Collection for the Wounded for the Glasgow Depot. - 1996.100.111 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock. We Risk Our Lives to Bring You Food - Lithograph poster issued by the Ministry of Food in 1917 - 1996.100.122 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock Theatre poster for the Serbian Refugee Fund concert held at the Lyric Theatre, London on 15 December 1916 - 1996.100.292 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock

The First World War placed unprecedented demands on the civilian population. The scale, length and cost of the conflict meant that the Government had to persuade the civilian population to contribute money, accept food controls and alter many other aspects of their daily lives to support the British war effort.

Many different campaigns were mounted to encourage participation. In the field of fund raising campaigns were mounted to encourage the purchase of war bonds and various other forms of Government debt as well as more specific fundraising efforts such as War Weapons Week.

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