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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, August 8, 1917" offers a fascinating window into British humor and social commentary during World War I. The satirical cartoons, witty writing, and clever illustrations provide insights into the political and cultural landscape of the time. The publication's irreverent take on current events, along with its sharp wit and clever puns, make for an engaging and entertaining read. While some of the humor may be time-bound or specific to the events of the era, there are still plenty of laughs to be had for modern readers. Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, August 8, 1917" is a valuable historical document that sheds light on the humor and attitudes of the early 20th century.

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VOL. 153

AUGUST 8, 1917


"No amount of War Office approval will make hens lay," says The Weekly Dispatch . These continuous efforts to shake our confidence in the men entrusted with the conduct of the War can only be regarded as deplorable.

A workman in a Northern shell factory has been fined five pounds for having his trousers fastened on with iron nails. Why he abandoned the usual North Country method of having them riveted on him was not explained.

Charlie Chaplin, says a message from Chicago, has not joined the U.S. Army. He excuses himself on the ground that Mr. Pemberton Billing, who is much funnier, is not in khaki.

A woman told the Lambeth magistrate that her husband had not spoken to her for six weeks. It is a great tribute to the humanity of our magistrates that the poorer people should go to them with their joys as well as their sorrows.

Cruises on the Thames and Medway estuaries will only be permitted on condition that the owners of pleasure craft agree to increase the nation's food supply by catching fish. Merely feeding them will not do.

A man who was seen carrying a grandfather clock through the streets of Willesden has been arrested... Continue reading book >>

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