A Social Fire


This is the second of a set of propaganda posters I made for the WW1 Centenary Exhibition of August 2014. For this embroidery I felt it important to add an entry into the exhibition that touched on the importance of the social change that the Great War began. Many people believe that the World Wars caused nothing but pain and suffering, but the truth is that in our history more was accomplished in the way of science, invention and social change because of the involvement of war. It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention, well war is the cause of great necessity. During the period of the Great War large strides were made in the goal of equality for women, indeed more had to be done even by the time of the Second World War, and some could argue that even today there is great inequality in the world when gender is involved, but the fact is that without the work of women in the factories and fields during the Great War and the suffragettes in the streets, we would not be anywhere near where we are today in universal suffrage and gender equality.

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Exhibition: WW1 Centenary August 2014
Commission: No
For Sale: Yes
Size: Hight 30cm - Width 23cm - Depth 2cm

Embroidery Number: 10