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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, September 5, 1917   By:

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In this collection of humorous and satirical articles from the early 20th century, readers are treated to a glimpse of the social and political climate of the time. The witty and clever writing style of the various contributors shines through, offering a unique perspective on the events and issues of the day. From commentary on the war effort to comical sketches and illustrations, this volume provides a fascinating look at the world of 1917. Fans of historical satire and those interested in the cultural landscape of the early 20th century will find much to enjoy in this collection from Punch magazine.

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VOL. 153, SEPT. 5, 1917


VOL. 153.

SEPTEMBER 5, 1917.


The Kaiser has again visited the High Seas Fleet in security at Wilhelmshaven. Enthusiastic applause greeted the brief speech in which he urged them "to stick to it."

There is no truth in the rumour that one of the recently escaped Huns got away disguised as Mr. RAMSAY MACDONALD.

Some commotion was caused in the Strand last week when a policeman accused a man of whistling for a taxi cab. Later, however, the policeman accepted the gentleman's plea that he was not whistling, but that was his natural face.

From the latest reports from Dover we gather that this year the Channel has decided to swim Great Britain.

As a result of the excessive rain a nigger troupe at Margate were seen to pale visibly.

Fortunately for the Americans there is one man who will stand by them in their hour of trouble. According to a Spanish news message Mr. JACK JOHNSON has decided not to return to America.

Owing to the scarcity of matches we understand that many smokers now adopt the plan of waiting for the fire engine to turn out and then proceed to the conflagration to get a light.

A catfish has been caught at Hastings... Continue reading book >>

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