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First World War poster

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First World War poster

A poster advertising a charity ladies' football match at Celtic Park in 1918. A match billed as Scotland v England could always be guaranteed to pull in the crowds, whatever the circumstances.

Professional league football in Scotland was suspended from 1916. Seven players who had played for Celtic before the war were killed in action.

Both William Beardmore & Co and Vickers were major contributors to the war effort. Sir William Beardmore was committed to the production of weapons and munitions, often making investments without government guarantees. As well as the main works at Parkhead and Dalmuir, several other factories were taken over to produce a range of war materials, including artillery, shells, warships, aeroplanes and airships. There was a labour shortage, which led to the employment of many thousands of women, particularly in munitions works.

Reference: First World War posters drawer

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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