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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, January 22, 1919   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, January 22, 1919" offers a fascinating glimpse into the humor and satire of early 20th century British society. The collection of cartoons and articles covers a wide range of topics, from politics and current events to social commentary and entertainment. The illustrations are cleverly drawn and the writing is witty and sharp, reflecting the sharp wit and humor for which Punch was known. Readers interested in British history and culture will find this volume to be an engaging and entertaining read. Overall, a delightful and insightful snapshot of the time period.

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PUNCH,

OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 156.

January 22, 1919.

CHARIVARIA.

The huge waterspout observed off Guernsey last week "travelling towards France" is believed to have been making for the Peace Conference.

The Captain of a Wilson liner on being torpedoed ate his pocket book to prevent his sailing instructions from falling into the hands of the Germans. The report that the ex Kaiser has whiled away the time at Amerongen by chewing up three copies of the German White Book and one of Prince LICHNOWSKY'S Memoirs is probably a variant of this story.

"Our chief hope of control of influenza," writes Sir ARTHUR NEWSHOLME of the Local Government Board, "lies in further investigation." Persons who insist upon having influenza between now and Easter will do so at their own risk.

Writing to a provincial paper a correspondent asks when Mr. PHILIP SNOWDEN was born. Other people are content to ask "Why?"

"We think it prudent to speak with moderation on all subjects," says The Morning Post . There now!

We mentioned last week the startling rumour that a Civil Servant had been seen running, and a satisfactory explanation has now been issued. It appears that the gentleman in question was going off duty.

According to the Malin , the Bavarian PREMIER told a newspaper man that the Bavarian revolution cost exactly eighteen shillings... Continue reading book >>


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