'The flag that rules the world', 1900

This jingoistic poster, produced during the South African War (2nd Boer War) of 1899-1902, encourages a view of the empire as a strong and united entity. However, the British army had difficulty in defeating the small irregular army of Boer farmers. In Britain, the length of time it took to win the war led to a crisis of confidence regarding national and imperial power.
Catalogue reference: COPY 1/164, f. 570 (5 April 1900)

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