In times of war the illustrated poster had an important role to play, but during WW1 there was no centralised Ministry of Information to offer strategic leadership in the direction of poster campaigns until 1918. Posters were issued at different stages throughout the war by a range of Govt agencies resulting in some confusing messages. Most campaigns were aimed at patriotism. A much clearer strategy was established during WW2 when a young designer, Abram Games was appointed Official War Poster artist. Our talk by decorative arts historian Dr Graham Twemlow will explore some of these iconic poster campaigns.