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Profiles of the First World War : the silhouettes of Captain H.L. Oakley

Author: Jerry Rendell; Mary Evans Picture Library.
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Spellmount, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"H.L. Oakley was one of the most talented and prolific silhouette artists of the twentieth century. Despite his fame, he was determined to enlist and play his part in fighting for his country in the First World War. He joined up in the summer of 1914, but continued to create arresting images, including one of the most famous recruiting posters of the day that was used not only across Britain, but in Australia, South  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art and the war
Named Person: Harry Lawrence Oakley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Rendell; Mary Evans Picture Library.
ISBN: 9780752493527 0752493523
OCLC Number: 835970991
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Making of a silhouette artist --
Recruiting posters and training in England --
Armentières --
Messines and the Ypres Salient --
Italy --
Return to Flanders and the Hundred Days offensive --
Amusement by the Meuse --
Occupation of the Rhineland --
From war to peace --
Advertising and promotion --
Portraiture --
War and peace again.
Responsibility: Jerry Rendell ; in association with Mary Evans Picture Library.

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He served with the Green Howards and continued throughout his military career to create silhouettes of the front, from famous officers to the men in the trenches, capturing the imagination of those  Read more...

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