Public warning :
the public are advised to familiarise themselves with the appearance of British and German airships and aeroplanes. /
by order of His Majesty.
|Main Creator:||George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936|
Poster issued by order of His Majesty King George V of Great Britain requesting members of the public to familiarise themselves with British and German military aircraft along with advice on what to do if they see German military aircraft. A side by side comparison of British airships and aeroplanes with German airships and aeroplanes. Points to note include "...the shape of the airships and the position of the passenger cars", as well as "note specially the sloped-backed wings of the German aeroplanes".
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London : Joseph Causton & Sons, 1915.
This item is held in the Ephemera Department.
Notice reads: "The public are advised to familiarise themselves with the appearance of British and German airships and aeroplanes, so that they may not be alarmed by British aircraft and may take shelter if German aircraft appear. Should hostile aircraft be seen, take shelter and remain there until the aircraft have left the vicinity : do not stand about in crowd and do not touch unexploded bombs. In the event of hostile aircraft been seen in country districts. the nearest Naval, Military or Police authorities should, if possible, be advised immediately by telephone of the time of appearance, the direction of flight and whether the aircraft is an airship or an aeroplane."
Physical description: 1 broadsheet : ill.; 86 x 55 cm.
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