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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 18th, 1920   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 18th, 1920" offers a fascinating glimpse into the social and political landscape of early 20th century England. The witty and satirical cartoons and articles provide insight into the concerns and controversies of the time, from women's suffrage to international relations. The humor is clever and often biting, offering a unique perspective on the issues of the day. Despite being over a century old, the content remains engaging and relevant, making it a valuable resource for those interested in history and culture. Overall, this volume of Punch is a delightful and informative read that offers a window into a bygone era.

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VOL. 159.

August 18th, 1920.


The grouse shooting reports are coming in. Already one of the newly rich has sent a brace of gamekeepers to the local hospital.

"A few hours in Cork," says a Daily Mail correspondent, "will convince anyone that a civil war is near." A civil war, it should be explained, is one in which the civilians are at war but the military are not.

Lisburn Urban Council has decided to buy an army hut for use as a day nursery. It is this policy of petty insult that is bound in the end to goad the military forces in Ireland to reprisals.

"Who invented railways?" asks a weekly paper. We can only say we know somebody who butted in later.

"Mr. Churchill," says a contemporary, "has some friends still." It will be noticed that they are very still.

"It may interest your readers to know," writes a correspondent, "that it would take four days and nights, seven hours, fifty two minutes and ten seconds to count one day's circulation of The Daily Mail ." Holiday makers waiting for the shower to blow over should certainly try it.

Coloured grocery sugars, the FOOD CONTROLLER announces, are to be freed from control on September 6th. A coloured grocery is one in which the grocer is not as black as he is painted... Continue reading book >>

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