The British recruiting poster of 1915 is showing a portrait of King George V (1865–1936) with a map of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The message reads: "Surely you will fight for your [king] and [country]. Come along, boys, before it is too late." A year later, in 1916, the British government introduced compulsory male conscription.
"Surely you will fight…", poster: coloured lithograph, 74 x 50 cm, 1915, unknown artist, issued by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, printed by Jas. Truscott & Son, Ltd., London, Great Britain; source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-10903 (color film copy transparency), http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g10903.