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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, February 21, 1917   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, February 21, 1917" provides a fascinating glimpse into the cultural and political landscape of early 20th century Britain. Through its satirical cartoons, witty articles, and humorous commentary, the magazine offers a sharp and often scathing critique of society at the time.

The illustrations are particularly striking, capturing the absurdity of current events and poking fun at politicians, celebrities, and social norms. The writers demonstrate a keen eye for detail and a clever sense of humor, making this volume an engaging and enjoyable read.

Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, February 21, 1917" is a humorous and insightful look at the world of a bygone era. It serves as a valuable historical artifact, shedding light on the issues and attitudes of the time while also providing plenty of laughs along the way.

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VOL. 152.

February 21st, 1917.


Count BERNSTORFF, it appears, was very much annoyed with the way in which certain Americans are supporting President WILSON, and he decided to read them a lesson they would not soon forget. So he left America.

Things are certainly settling down a little in Hungary. Only two shots were fired at Count TISZA in the Hungarian Diet last week.

The famous Liquorice Factory which has figured so often in the despatches from Kut is again in the hands of our troops. Bronchial subjects who have been confining themselves to black currant lozenges on patriotic grounds will welcome the news.

The German Imperial Clothing Department has decreed that owners of garments "bearing the marks of prodigal eating" will not be permitted to replace them, and the demand among the elderly dandies of Berlin for soup coloured waistcoats is said to have already reached unprecedented figures.

"On the Western front," says The Cologne Gazette , "the British are defeated." Some complaints are being made by the Germans on the spot because they have not yet been officially notified of the fact.

A neutral diplomat in Vienna has written for a sack of rice to a colleague in Rome, who, feeling that the Austrians may be on the look out for the rice, intends to defeat their hopes by substituting confetti... Continue reading book >>

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