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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 26th, 1914   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 26th, 1914 is a fascinating collection of satirical cartoons, articles, and poems that provide a unique insight into the British society of the early 20th century. The publication's humor is both clever and biting, offering sharp commentary on political and social issues of the time.

The artwork in this volume is particularly impressive, with detailed illustrations that bring the cartoons to life and enhance the satirical impact of the content. The writing is witty and thought-provoking, with a keen sense of irony that is sure to resonate with contemporary readers.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 26th, 1914 is a delightful and engaging read for anyone interested in history, humor, or British culture. It is a valuable resource for understanding the attitudes and concerns of the period, and a testament to the enduring appeal of satire as a form of social commentary.

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VOL. 147.

AUGUST 26, 1914.


An eclipse of the sun took place on Friday last. It is supposed to have been an attempt on the part of the sun to prevent the Germans finding a place in it.

South Africa has now declared with no uncertain voice that she intends to fight under the British Flag, and the KAISER'S vexation on realising that the money spent on a certain famous telegram was sheer waste is said to have been pitiable.

We hear, by the way, that HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY is also extremely annoyed that so many English people should be resuming their summer holidays at the seaside. This is considered a slight on the power and ubiquity of the German Navy.

Some idea of how well the secret of their ultimate destination was kept even from the soldiers of our expeditionary force may be gathered from the fact that their favourite song on arriving in France was "It's a long way to Tip per ar y."

The German newspapers no doubt perceive in this a reference to our Civil War in Ireland.

We are glad that the lie about the cutting up of the Black Watch has been scotched. May they yet live to be "The Black Watch on the Rhine."

A gentleman writes to The Observer to mention that an American surgeon, on bidding him farewell the other day, remarked, "Blood is thicker than water... Continue reading book >>

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