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"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 9, 1914" is a captivating collection of satirical cartoons, articles, and jokes that provide a unique insight into the social and political issues of the early 20th century. The contributors showcase their wit and creativity, offering humorous commentary on war, politics, and everyday life during this pivotal time in history.

The illustrations are particularly impressive, serving as both entertainment and a form of intelligent commentary. The artwork is detailed and expressive, adding depth to the themes explored in the written pieces.

While some of the references may be dated, the overall humor and satire are still relevant and enjoyable for modern readers. The magazine offers a window into the past, allowing readers to gain a better understanding of the attitudes and concerns of the era.

Overall, "Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 9, 1914" is a delightful and thought-provoking read that will appeal to history buffs, comedy enthusiasts, and anyone interested in exploring the cultural landscape of the early 20th century.

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Vol. 147

December 9, 1914.


We are told that "it is confidently believed by the advisers to the Treasury that the new issue of £1 notes cannot be successfully imitated." We think that it is a mistake to put our artists on their mettle in this way.

A black eagle, a contemporary tells us, was seen one day last week at Westgate on Sea. A Prussian bird, no doubt, in mourning for lost Calais.

The German Government has declared timber contraband of war owing to its alleged scarcity in Germany. Surely, as DOUGLAS JERROLD suggested on another occasion, the German authorities could find plenty of wood in their own country if they only put their heads together?

The news that "Bantam" battalions are now being formed all over England is said to have greatly interested General KLUCK.

The report that the PRIME MINISTER spent last week end in the country is said to have caused intense annoyance to the KAISER, who considered that it showed a lack of respect for His War.

A map of the United Kingdom published in the Berlin Lokalanzeiger depicts the Mersey as being located in the West of Ireland... Continue reading book >>

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