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Alfred Leete (1882-1933)

Alfred Leete is best known as the artist who drew the image of a pointing Lord Kitchener which was used on the famous First World War recruiting poster, “Your country needs you”. The drawing initially appeared on the cover of London Opinion a weekly magazine. Leete’s first published cartoon appeared in the Daily Graphic when he was 16. He worked for Punch from 1905 until his death in 1933

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