Your Country Needs You, our forthcoming book by James Taylor about World War I propaganda posters, has proved a big hit in UK newspapers this weekend after the Telegraph published a great article about the book.
The Telegraph's article provoked a huge amount of interest and the story about the groundbreaking research that features in Your Country Needs You was subsequently also covered in the Daily Mail, The Independent and the Daily Express.
In the book, James reveals that the famous finger-pointing image of Lord Kitchener from World War I was, in fact, never used as an official recruitment poster - that's simply an urban myth. It actually started life as a magazine cover rather than a poster!
In an interview with the Telegraph, James said: 'There has been a massive, collective misrecollection. The image's influence now is absolutely out of all kilter with the reality of its initial impact. So many historians have used it and kept repeating how influential it was, that people have come to accept it.'
Your Country Needs You will be published on 29 August and is available for pre-order at Amazon UK. James Taylor will be appearing at a special event at the National Army Museum in London on 7 September as part of a day celebrating British war posters from the English Civil War to the present day. For more details and tickets, call 020 7881 6000.