As these two German posters suggest, the images of St. George and various other knights were not exclusively British property. The poster on the right, entitled "In Deo Gratia," was executed by Fritz Boehle (1873-1916). The design is influenced by Boehle's knowledge of the woodcuts of Albrecht Durer, the Renaissance German artist. This is a war-loan poster appealing to Germany's medieval religious tradition. The text in translation reads "Thanks be to God / Givest thou a mite / Be it never so small / Thou shalt be blessed by God."
The poster on the left is by Maximilian Lenz (1860-1948). Here St. George has no particular association with Germany, but his banner carries the image of the German double-eagle. Lenz may have seen the British version on the same theme, but here the message is reversed: a good nation, Germany, triumphs over the wicked dragon, the Allies. The legend says, "Subscribe to the Sixth War Loan."
Other interesting posters dealing with the images of dragons and knights are reproduced and discussed in First World War Posters (see the Bibliography).