Monday, August 4, 2008

Satirical Maps of the First World War

Hark! hark! the dogs do bark!
The beggars are coming to town
Some in rags and some in jags
And one in a velvet gown [Trad.]1,2,3
Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark! 1914
European Revue (Kill That Eagle) 1914
European Revue - Kill That Eagle
(by J. Amschewitz; London, Pub. by "Geographica", 1914)
Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914
Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914
Het Gekkenhuis (Oud Liedje, Nieuwe Wijs) 1915
Het Gekkenhuis (Oud Liedje, Nieuwe Wijs)
{approx: The Insane Asylum (Old Song, Newly Wise (or 'new tune'?)}
(by Louis Raemaekers; Amsterdam, Senefelder [pub.] 1915)
Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914
Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914
England hides its fleet under the skirt of home, the dog Ireland is at its back.
King Oskar of Sweden looks “intently” at Russia.
France bravely retreats, while Spain devotes itself to sweet “idleness.”
Belgium – already has!
Satyrische Europa Karte 1914
Europa im Jahre 1915
Sommerschau ├╝ber Europa 1915
All the above maps were spliced together from screencaps. They were obtained from the University of Amsterdam website where you can zoom in to high magnification. [via Briefe an Konrad]
clipped from dpc.uba.uva.nl














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