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Background imageBoche Collection: British Secret Weapons to Surprise the Boche

British Secret Weapons to Surprise the Boche
Military invention by William Heath Robinson to surprise the enemy. Jumping tanks, Boche-grabbers composed of expanding and retracting claws of great size and strength. Date: 1940

Background imageBoche Collection: GERMANS RAVAGE FRANCE

GERMANS RAVAGE FRANCE
ANTI-GERMAN Cover of a book describing some of the awful things the Boche have done in Belgium and France Date: circa 1915

Background imageBoche Collection: All Germans love children, so even these tough soldiers, invading Belgium

All Germans love children, so even these tough soldiers, invading Belgium, find time to fraternise with the kiddies... and fortunately there is a photographer to record it... Date: 1914

Background imageBoche Collection: Patent Applied For, Heath Robinson WW1 cartoon

Patent Applied For, Heath Robinson WW1 cartoon
The Kitchener Boche-Bayoneter - an airy invention by William Heath Robinson. An uncharacteristically brutal invention suggesting that a trench sized board covered with bayonets be lowered

Background imageBoche Collection: WW1 era Comic Postcard - Where I beat the Boche

WW1 era Comic Postcard - Where I beat the Boche - a young bandaged chap back from the front (or pretending to be thus...) shows his girl (on a hanging map of Northern France)

Background imageBoche Collection: Cartoon, German officer (Boche Faces), WW1

Cartoon, German officer (Boche Faces), WW1
Cartoon, Boche Faces. A group of German officers, looking rather stolid and described as the asphyxiating brutes of humanity. Date: 1915

Background imageBoche Collection: Cartoon, Boche idealism, WW1

Cartoon, Boche idealism, WW1
Cartoon, Boche idealism -- a fat German with food and drink on the table and portraits of two German philosophers (Leibniz and Kant) on the wall. Date: 1915

Background imageBoche Collection: Bulldogs Soup - I cannot eat it it smells of Boche

Bulldogs Soup - I cannot eat it it smells of Boche
La Soupe de chien - J peux pas manger. 硠 sent le Boche. Dogs Soup - I cannot eat. it smells of Boche !. A kilted Scottish soldier and a French sailor

Background imageBoche Collection: Patent Applied For, Heath Robinson WW1 cartoon

Patent Applied For, Heath Robinson WW1 cartoon
The Kitchener Boche-Bayoneter - an airy invention by William Heath Robinson. An uncharacteristically brutal invention suggesting that a trench sized board covered with bayonets be lowered

Background imageBoche Collection: Le Petit parisien. Tete de Boche, grand roman national pa

Le Petit parisien. Tete de Boche, grand roman national par Aristide Bruant. Bust of a German soldier wearing a spiked helmet and iron cross around his neck. Date 1915. Le Petit parisien

Background imageBoche Collection: Liberated Dog 1918

Liberated Dog 1918
Captured at Courcelette - a British Tommy and a French dog liberated from the Boche... Date: 1918

Background imageBoche Collection: Cartoon, Boche intellectuals, WW1

Cartoon, Boche intellectuals, WW1
Cartoon, Boche intellectuals, showing a variety of German boffins doing their work. Date: 1916

Background imageBoche Collection: WW1 - Mocking the Boche

WW1 - Mocking the Boche
WW1 - The enemy seen here captured by a British soldier. The soldier represented as a stereotyped Englishman, Cockney Tommy. The name Tommy was commonly ascribed to the British private soldier

Background imageBoche Collection: Cartoon, Boche, Wild Mammal, WW1

Cartoon, Boche, Wild Mammal, WW1
Cartoon, Boche, Wild Mammal, on display in a zoo, an imaginary scene looking forward to 1956. Date: 1915

Background imageBoche Collection: Germanys war aim - Peace & a Sword, David Wilson, WW1

Germanys war aim - Peace & a Sword, David Wilson, WW1
Germany depicted as a gigantic, militaristic ogre, standing amidst the rubble of a devastated village brandishing a sword engraved with the words, Might is Right. Date: 1917

Background imageBoche Collection: How the Last German got back across the Yser by Heath Robins

How the Last German got back across the Yser by Heath Robins
A lone German cavalry officer negotiates the River Yser with the use of his horse, rifle, boot and sword, only to terrify his comrade when he successfully gets to the other side. Date: 1915

Background imageBoche Collection: French Guns down Boche

French Guns down Boche
A French pilot uses his machine gun to destroy a German plane

Background imageBoche Collection: The Boche at Reims

The Boche at Reims
Germans set up a field camp in the Parois of the cathedral at Reims. However, they will be forced to retire by the allied counter-attack


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