Propaganda Posters - France

French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau France had initiated its plan for the First World War some years before the event - via the ill-fated Plan XVII - and so had in place a government policy of conscription.

Nevertheless when war broke out the French government was prompt in advertising for more men - while simultaneously pleading the justice of the French cause.

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The financial cost of the war is said to have amounted to almost $38 billion for Germany alone; Britain spent $35 billion, France $24 billion, Russia $22 billion, USA $22 billion and Austria-Hungary $20 billion.  In total the war cost the Allies around $125 billion; the Central Powers $60 billion.

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