A call from the Dardanelles

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A call from the Dardanelles - 'Coo-ee - Won't YOU come' - Enlist now

This recruiting poster employs the theme of Australians fighting at Gallipoli to encourage men to enlist. A tall strong digger wearing a slouch hat and rising sun badge stands astride the Narrows, one foot on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the other on Asia Minor. The soldier has raised his hands to his mouth as he calls out the Australian bush cry of 'coo-ee'. The poster contains distinctly Australian symbolism with no reference to Britain or the British Empire.

Issued by the Defence Department. S.T. Leigh & Co. Ltd, lithographic printers, Sydney.

Words from the Australian War Memorial, image courtesy of the State Library of NSW.


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