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Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 16, 1914 is a collection of satirical and humorous sketches, cartoons, and articles that provide a unique perspective on the events and issues of the time. The contributors use wit and clever wordplay to comment on various topics, including politics, society, and popular culture.

One of the standout features of this volume is the political cartoons, which are both visually striking and thought-provoking. The artists skillfully use caricature and symbolism to convey their messages, making the reader think while also providing a good laugh.

The writing in this collection is sharp and engaging, with a mix of clever wordplay and clever observations. The contributors tackle a diverse range of topics, from the absurdities of everyday life to the serious political debates of the time. This variety keeps the reader engaged and entertained throughout.

Overall, Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 16, 1914 is a delightful read for anyone who enjoys satire and humor. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the mindset of early 20th-century Britain and shows that even in times of turmoil, there is always room for laughter and levity.

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DECEMBER 16, 1914


T. P.'s Weekly , in some sprightly lines, suggests that Punch should appear daily. This would certainly not be a whit more strange than to issue a T. P.'s Weekly Christmas Number as is done by our contemporary.

Answer to a Correspondent. Yes, khaki is the fashionable colour for plum puddings for the Front.

Post hoc propter hoc? Extract from the Eye Witness's description of the KING'S visit to France: "Another sight which excited the King's keen interest was the large bathing establishment at one of the divisional headquarters.... From here the procession returned to General Headquarters, where his Majesty received General Foch and presented him with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath."

Sir JOHN FRENCH'S praise of the Berkshire Regiment will surprise no one, least of all Mr. Punch's Toby.

REUTER tells us that when DE WET arrived at Johannesburg he was looking haggard and somewhat depressed. This lends colour to the rumour that he was annoyed at being captured.

In a letter published by a German newspaper a Landwehr officer writes: "On the German front officers and men do not salute in the usual way, but by saying, 'God punish England,' while the reply is, 'May He punish England... Continue reading book >>

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