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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, December 26, 1917 is a collection of satirical and humorous articles, illustrations, and cartoons that capture the zeitgeist of early 20th-century British society. The publication provides a witty and insightful commentary on political events, social issues, and cultural trends of the time.

The contributors to this volume display a sharp wit and a keen eye for irony, often using humor to shed light on serious subjects. From trenchant political commentary to light-hearted jokes and poems, the pieces in this book offer a fascinating glimpse into the concerns and preoccupations of the past.

In addition to the written content, the illustrations and cartoons in Punch are also a highlight of this volume. The talented artists bring the satirical sketches to life, adding an extra layer of humor and visual appeal to the publication.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, December 26, 1917 is a delightful read for anyone interested in British humor, history, and culture. Its timeless wit and clever observations continue to entertain and provoke thought over a century after its original publication.

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VOL. 153

DECEMBER 26, 1917


Victory is only a question of keeping cool, says VON TIRPITZ. A long suffering Fatherland anticipates no difficulty whatever in following his advice during the winter.

A semi official message from Berlin declares that Jerusalem was evacuated because Germany's friends did not desire to see battles fought over sacred ground. The Sultan of TURKEY is reported to have wired to the KAISER to think of another.

America is still breaking all records. A native artist has painted a picture which is said to be sixty feet by nineteen, the largest miniature ever painted in America.

It is rumoured that at a provincial Tribunal the other day an applicant asked for a further six months' exemption as he had a wife and a position in a butter queue to maintain.

It seems useless to attempt to cope with the multiplicity of events in these days. Cuba has declared war on Austria; the KAISER threatens to make a Christmas peace offer, and Mr. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW has described himself as "a mere individual." And this all in one week.

According to Dean INGE, Germany is in many ways the best governed country in Europe. She certainly seems to have a better governed clergy than ours... Continue reading book >>

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