France. Paris. Triumphal Arch. Depart of 1792. La Marseillai
France. Paris. Triumphal Arch. Depart of 1792. La Marseillaise personified on the Arc de Triomphe. by Francois Rude. The sculptural group celebrates the cause of the French First Republic during the 10 August uprising. Above the volunteers is the winged personification of LIberty
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WW1 - Kaiser disappointed with his Zeppelin and U-Boat
WW1 - An illustration mocking the German Emperor Wilhelm II. Here he is depicted in his night robes, holding a down-scaled zeppelin in one arm, and a U-Boat in the other. These vessels are illustrated as if they were child-like caricutures of themselves. The Emperor speaks to these vessels like children, acting as a Father disappointed. Date: 1915
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Britiannia Bides Her Time
"Britiannia Bides Her Time.", Alick P. F. ritchie, The Bystander front cover, 19th August 1914.
In 1914, Britannia really did rule the waves, and it was widely expected that the outcome of any forthcoming conflict would be decided at sea. But like so many aspects of the war, the reality did not comply with expectations. An editorial in "The Graphic" confirmed British confidence in her naval superiority, commenting on the absence of incident in the early weeks as "...a very striking tribute to the adequacy and efficacy of the British navy... At any instant we must be prepared to hear the desperate dash of the German ships to sea - desperate because we hold the ocean with such superiority that, baring miracles, the defeat and the annihilation of the German navy is a foregone conclusion." A profile of Ritche in "The Strand" Magazine likened his style to "sly travesties of the cubists, the Futurists, and other eccentric products of the modern movement" and his "Puck-like gift of freakishness" resulted in a variety of satirical styles.
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