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Baionnette Collection

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Charles I and the chamberlain, WW1

Cartoon, Charles I and the chamberlain, WW1
Cartoon, Charles I and the chamberlain. Charles I of Austria (Karl Franz Joseph Ludwig Hubert Georg Otto Marie, 1887-1922), who succeeded Emperor Franz Joseph in 1916, seen here on his throne

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Front cover, La Baionnette, WW1

Front cover, La Baionnette, WW1
Front cover design for La Baionnette, an issue for Christmas, showing a French soldier on the Western Front finding the baby Jesus in a crate marked Fragile. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Waitress, WW1

Cartoon, Waitress, WW1
Cartoon, Waitress, showing a pretty young woman in a white apron serving a beer to a French soldier in uniform. Date: 1915

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, At the camp of Maurice de Saxe (1745)

Cartoon, At the camp of Maurice de Saxe (1745). Elegant ladies of the theatre step out of a carriage and are kissed on the hand by the French general and Marshal of France

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, The Last of the Last Lines, WW1

Cartoon, The Last of the Last Lines, WW1
Cartoon, The Last of the Last Lines. Showing a scarecrow version of Paul von Hindenburg holding a sword, with Kaiser Wilhelm and the Crown Prince on the right

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, The Merry Widows, WW1

Cartoon, The Merry Widows, WW1
Cartoon, The Merry Widows. A reference to the operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehar, showing widows of the First World War in a cafe looking anything but merry

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, A Specialist, WW1

Cartoon, A Specialist, WW1
Cartoon, A Specialist. A group of GVC (Gardes-Voies et Communications) soldier are talking. The corporal tells a guard to keep an eye on ouvrages d'art

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Reckoning without their host, WW1

Cartoon, Reckoning without their host, WW1
Cartoon, Reckoning without their host. Defeated at Verdun, Germany, Prussia and Death walk away despondently. A smiling French soldier in the background says they had everything planned

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Bread and Circuses, WW1

Cartoon, Bread and Circuses, WW1
Cartoon, Bread and Circuses. The figure of Death kneels by his broken sword. He says he's done enough now, and would like some bread to eat. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Now you have peace, WW1

Cartoon, Now you have peace, WW1
Cartoon, a figure of death says: Your wishes are granted, now you have peace. A silhouette of Kaiser Wilhelm hangs from a gibbet, with a flock of vultures gathering around his body. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Kaiser Carnival and his cortege, WW1

Cartoon, Kaiser Carnival and his cortege, WW1
Cartoon, Kaiser Carnival and his cortege, showing Kaiser Wilhelm being carried along on a float, with various figures around him, including Death, a spy, a sorceress

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, A good idea, WW1

Cartoon, A good idea, WW1
Cartoon, A good idea. A French soldier says he has asked his father to write to say he is dead: that way, he will be able to get leave of absence from the Front. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, German women in uniform, WW1

Cartoon, German women in uniform, WW1
Cartoon, plump German women in uniform, one of them causing a horse to collapse under her weight, and another two who have just been called the last bastions of the empire. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, The good trader. A salesman of food and other items offers a French soldier

Cartoon, The good trader. A salesman of food and other items offers a French soldier some Camembert cheese for a much lower price if he will say where the 20th Corps is

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Two German spies. Two fat men at a table laden with food agree that it

Cartoon, Two German spies. Two fat men at a table laden with food agree that its worth being spies and risking their lives, when they can eat so well. 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Hunting season. At a French border post, two German officers ask two French

Cartoon, Hunting season. At a French border post, two German officers ask two French soldiers if the hunting season is in progress hereabouts. 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Front cover, La Baionnette, WW1

Front cover, La Baionnette, WW1
Front cover design, La Baionnette, an issue focusing on the Americans, showing a symbolic image of the American war machine, with soldiers pouring out of it to support the Allied cause. Date: 1918

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Clemenceau as a tiger, mauling Germany, an eagle

Clemenceau as a tiger, mauling Germany, an eagle
Cartoon on the cover of La Baionnette depicting the French Prime Minister, Georges Clemenceau, as a tiger and Germany, an eagle, as his prey

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Two French soldiers in a trench, WW1

Cartoon, Two French soldiers in a trench, WW1
Cartoon, Two French soldiers in a trench discuss the sending of gifts and mascots to the Western Front. (They themselves don t appear to have any.) Date: 1917

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, French and German soldiers, WW1

Cartoon, French and German soldiers, WW1
Cartoon, French and German soldiers. A French soldier sticks a bayonet into a German soldier, telling him that he has sung the socialist Internationale for twenty years

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, After the explosion, WW1

Cartoon, After the explosion, WW1
Cartoon, After the explosion. A naive new recruit in a trench on the Western Front comments that these shells break as soon as they hit the ground! Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Entente cordiale, WW1

Cartoon, Entente cordiale, WW1
Cartoon, Entente cordiale. A pretty French woman tells a friendly British soldier to be sure to send her some postcards as soon as he eventually arrives at Tipperary. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, In the trench club, WW1

Cartoon, In the trench club, WW1
Cartoon, In the trench club. Some French soldiers are playing cards for money in their trench when an explosion goes off nearby

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Family man, WW1

Cartoon, Family man, WW1
Cartoon, Family man. A middle aged French soldier reprimands a young German soldier for shooting at him. He says if he didn t have a boy of his age, he would give him a couple of slaps. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Holy France! WW1

Cartoon, Holy France! WW1
Cartoon, Holy France! A middle-aged soldier tells his colleague about his son, who is almost grown up at fifteen. He says that if someone in his family has to take a hit

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Two Horses, WW1

Cartoon, Two Horses, WW1
Cartoon, Two Horses on the Western Front, hearing explosions. One horse asks the other: Doesn t all this noise scare you? The other horse replies: No, I m used to it

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Pilot falling from plane, WW1

Cartoon, Pilot falling from plane, WW1
Cartoon, a German pilot falls from his plane towards an airfield below. He doesn t appear to have a parachute, but he feels fortunate to have his little dog mascot with him. Date: 1917

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Kaiser Wilhelm and a fortune teller, WW1

Cartoon, Kaiser Wilhelm and a fortune teller, WW1
Cartoon, Kaiser Wilhelm goes to consult a fortune teller to find out when the war will end. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Enigma, WW1

Cartoon, Enigma, WW1
Cartoon, Enigma. A French soldier says he doesn t understand it -- hes drunk nothing but Pinard (cheap wine or plonk) since the war started, and now hes got water on the knee! Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, The Kaisers dream, WW1

Cartoon, The Kaisers dream, WW1
Cartoon, The Kaisers dream (or nightmare) after losing at Verdun -- a ginger-haired angel holding a rabbit. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, During the bombardment, WW1

Cartoon, During the bombardment, WW1
Cartoon, During the bombardment. A British soldier eats from a hamper during a bombing raid. He tells another soldier, Jim, that when he eats quickly he gets the hiccups -- can he suggest a remedy

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Epiphany 1916, WW1

Cartoon, Epiphany 1916, WW1
Cartoon, Epiphany 1916, illustrating a contemporary version of a childrens song about the Three Kings. Here, the three kings are from Turkey, Bulgaria and Austria

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, soldier reunited with mother, WW1

Cartoon, soldier reunited with mother, WW1
Cartoon, showing a French soldier reunited with his mother, telling her not to worry, he is not injured in any part of his body. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Women also profiteer, WW1

Cartoon, Women also profiteer, WW1
Cartoon, Women also profiteer. Showing how women are also profiting from the war, either by socialising with servicemen or selling them expensive flowers, food and drink. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Keep your mouth shut, WW1

Cartoon, Keep your mouth shut, WW1
Cartoon, Keep your mouth shut -- a new take on a fable of Aesop during the First World War, where the fox will never be able to get the crow to open his mouth and drop the nice piece of cheese

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, The false shepherd, WW1

Cartoon, The false shepherd, WW1
Cartoon, The false shepherd, showing a man posing as a shepherd, with a sheepdog and a flock of sheep, making notes on local aircraft activities. Date: 1915

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Espionage? Snooping? WW1

Cartoon, Espionage? Snooping? WW1
Cartoon, Espionage? Snooping? A German couple and their daughter go for an innocent country walk, but gradually metamorphose into a concrete platform, a camera and a telephone! Date: 1915

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, German women also Uber Alles, WW1

Cartoon, German women also Uber Alles, WW1
Cartoon, German women are also Uber Alles. Six scenes depicting German women and their influence on everyday life. Date: 1916

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, The Bulgarian Cad, WW1

Cartoon, The Bulgarian Cad, WW1
Cartoon, The Bulgarian Cad (with a pun on his large nose), showing King Ferdinand of Bulgaria admiring himself in a hand mirror. Date: 1915

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria and Judas, WW1

Cartoon, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria and Judas, WW1
Cartoon, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria and Judas, both seen as betrayers. Judas hanged himself in remorse after betraying Christ, and he now offers Ferdinand a rope for him to do the same. Date: 1915

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, Replacing those who are at the Front, WW1

Cartoon, Replacing those who are at the Front, WW1
Cartoon, Replacing those who are at the Front, showing French women taking on mens jobs during the First World War: shaving a man in a barbers shop, punching a travel ticket, selling newspapers

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, French cafe scene, WW1

Cartoon, French cafe scene, WW1
Cartoon, French cafe scene. Two men sit drinking outside a cafe in a French town. An unhappy looking man walks past, preoccupied from reading exaggerated German communiques about their wartime

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, End of the show, WW1

Cartoon, End of the show, WW1
Cartoon, End of the show. The woman in her orange devil costume begins to make her exit, and the orchestra of yowling cats and mythological musicians also disperse. Date: 1918

Background imageBaionnette Collection: Cartoon, On leave in Paris, WW1

Cartoon, On leave in Paris, WW1
Cartoon, On leave in Paris. Two French soldiers outside a cinema are dismayed to see that all the films are about the war -- to think we came here to have fun! Date: 1917



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