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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, August 1, 1917.   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, August 1, 1917" provides a fascinating glimpse into the social, political, and cultural landscape of Britain during World War I. The satirical magazine offers a mix of clever humor, biting commentary, and insightful observations on the issues of the day. The illustrations are engaging and add depth to the content, making for a visually appealing read. While some of the references may be dated, the wit and charm of the writing still resonate today. Overall, this volume is a delightful and entertaining historical artifact that offers valuable insight into the attitudes and anxieties of the time.

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VOL. 153.

August 1, 1917.


The Imperial aspirations of KING FERDINAND are discussed by a Frankfort paper in an article entitled "What Bulgaria wants." Significantly enough the ground covered is almost identical with the subject matter of an unpublished article of our own, entitled "What Bulgaria won't get."

The cow which walked down sixteen stairs into a cellar at Willesden is said to have been the victim of a false air raid warning.

"In Scotland," says Mr. BARNES'S report on Industrial Unrest, "the subject of liquor restrictions was never mentioned." Some thoughts are too poignant for utterance.

According to the statement of a German paper "A Partial Crisis" threatens Austria. One of these days we feel sure something really serious will happen to that country.

The Medical Officer of the L.C.C. estimates that in 1916 the total water which flowed under London Bridge was 875,000,000,000 gallons. It is not known yet what is to be done about it.

The Army Council has forbidden the sale of raffia in the United Kingdom. Personally we never eat the stuff.

Nature Notes: A white sparrow has been seen in Huntingdon; a well defined solar halo has been observed in Hertfordshire, and Mr... Continue reading book >>

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