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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914" offers a unique insight into the social and political climate of early 20th century Britain. The satirical cartoons and witty commentary provide a humorous yet thought-provoking look at the issues of the time. The publication manages to blend humor with important societal critiques, making it an engaging read for history buffs and those interested in political satire. While some of the references may be outdated, the overall message remains relevant and the artwork is a standout feature. Overall, "Punch" remains a charming and enduring piece of British literary history.

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VOL. 147.

OCTOBER 28, 1914.


Reports that Germany is not best pleased with Austria Hungary are peculiarly persistent just now. There would indeed seem to be good grounds for Germany's displeasure, for a gentleman just returned from Budapest says that the Hungarian MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR has actually issued an official circular to the mayors and prefects throughout the land enjoining upon them the duty of treating citizens of hostile states sojourning in their midst with humanity and sympathy.

Inquisitive people are asking, "What is the KAISER'S quarrel with the Bavarians?" He is reported to have said, the other day, "My wish for the English is that one day they will have to fight the Bavarians."

The King of BAVARIA, by the way, has been operated upon for a swelling of the shoulder blade. We are glad to hear that he is progressing favourably, and it is hoped that the swelling will not, as in the case of another distinguished patient, spread to the head.

For the following little story we are indebted to the German army: "Fears are now entertained of an epidemic breaking out among the German troops in Antwerp, as, the German artillery having destroyed the municipal waterworks, there is no drinkable water available... Continue reading book >>

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