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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 9, 1917   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 9, 1917 offers a fascinating glimpse into the British humor and current events of the early 20th century. The satirical cartoons and witty articles provide a window into the social and political issues of the time, while also offering a good dose of laughter. The illustrations are clever and engaging, and the writing is sharp and insightful. This volume is a must-read for anyone interested in history, humor, and British culture. Overall, Punch continues to showcase its enduring appeal and relevance even over a century later.

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VOL. 152

MAY 9, 1917


According to a Rome paper, HINDENBURG has requested that all the Royal Princes shall be removed from the West Front. The original plan of protecting Their Royal Highnesses by moving the Front further West has been definitely abandoned.

The Vossische Zeitung informs us that the late BISSING was a "veritable angel of mercy." The KAISER is wondering who started this scandal.

"We are back in the days," says Mr. PRETYMAN, "when the Mercantile Marine and the Navy were one." If these are the official figures that the Press has been clamouring for, the bread tickets will come none too soon.

Highland sheep raisers are said to be feeding their lambs by hand on a mixture of hot milk and whisky. The little patients appear to take kindly to the diet, and one or two have even been understood to suggest that it seems rather a waste of milk.

The Imperial Government, we are informed, repudiates responsibility for the attack by one of its airmen on the Dutch village of Zierikzee, on the ground that, notwithstanding repeated warnings to abandon the unneutral practice, the village persisted in looking like a portion of the Isle of Wight.

Saluting is said to have been abolished in the Russian Army... Continue reading book >>

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