RAEMAEKERS CARTOONS OF THE GREAT WAR vol. 2
RAEMAEKERS CARTOONS OF THE GREAT WAR vol. 2
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THE 2nd YEAR of the war opened in the West with the enemy pinned down to a defensive line from Belfort to the sea. The new armies of the British Empire were still being raised and trained, and neither England nor France had reached their zenith in guns and munitions production.
In the East the great Teutonic drive through Poland was still in progress with Warsaw occupied in August. By October Germany's greatest military effort so far had failed and the Russian armies stood intact from the Bukovina to Riga. The next development in the history of the war was the entry of Bulgaria into WWI.
The western allies had taken the offensive in September, the French attacking in Champagne and the British in Flanders. January saw Gallipoli evacuated by the Allies, releasing Turkish troops for service in Mesopotamia (Iraq.) Late in February the great German offensive began at Verdun, which was to prove the most costly defeat of the German arms during the war. The Battle of Verdun continued for months and was definitely lost by the Germans by the 1st of July.
The Russian armies in the Caucasus and Armenia had beaten the Turks in many engagements. The Russian armies in the north, reorganized and, in June, thoroughly re-equipped, began their advance along their line from Riga to the Carpathians.
Raemaekers captured all of the above in this 2nd volume as well. The cold blooded murders of Nurse Cavell and Captain Fryatt did not escape Raemaekers attention, neither did the many examples of German Zeppelin Ruthlessness and German Piracy on the sea. Notable amongst the latter is the Sussex crime and its subsequent diplomatic developments, which were to play an important part in America's entry into the war.
Excerpt from RAEMAEKERS CARTOONS OF THE GREAT WAR vol. 2
THE BURIAL OF PRIVATE WALKER
On September 9, 1914, Joseph Walker enlisted for the duration of the war; on January 11, 1916, the sea bore his dead body to the dyke at West Capelle. This afternoon, at 1 P.M., while the northwest wind whistled over Walcheren, the English soldier was buried in the churchyard of West Capelle.
First the vice-consul in the name of England spread the British flag over him who for England had sacrificed his young life. Four men of West Capelle carried the coffin outside and placed it at the foot of the tower, that old gray giant, which has witnessed so much world's woe, here opposite the sea. It was a simple, but touching ceremony.
"Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live.... He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down."
Thus spoke the voice of the minister and the wind carried his words, and the wind played with the flag of England, the flag that flies over all seas, in Flanders, in France, in the Balkans, in Egypt, as the symbol of threatened freedomthe flag whose folds here covered a fallen warrior.
And in the roaring storm we went our way. There was he carried, the soldier come to rest, and the flag fluttered in the wind and wrapped itself round that son of England. Then the coffin sank into the ground and the hearts of us, the departing witnesses, were sore. Earth fell on it, and the preacher said: "Earth to earth, dust to dust."
From the Amsterdam Telegraaf,
Table of Contents for RAEMAEKERS CARTOONS OF THE GREAT WAR vol. 2
|THE ANNIVERSARY, AUGUST,|
|KING ALBERT'S ANSWER TO THE POPE|
|A STABLE PEACE|
|THROWN TO THE SWINE|
|THE MARTYRED NURSE|
|THE YELLOW BOOK|
|PALLAS ATHENE: "HAS IT COME TO THIS?"|
|THE NEXT TO BE KICKED OUT|
|SEPTEMBER, 1914 , AND SEPTEMBER, 1915|
|WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITHOUT MICHAEL?|
|WE DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS LOAN GAME|
|THE GERMAN LOAN|
|THE MORNING PAPER:"GREAT NEWS"|
|VAN TROMP AND DE REUTER|
|THE MARSHES OF PINSK|
|"CHEER UP, AUSTRIA, YOU HAVE GERMANS AND BULGARIANS TO HELP OUT THIS TIME"|
|FERDINAND, THE CHAMELEON|
|SERBIA. AUTUMN, 1915|
|OCTOBER IN SERBIA|
|THE KAISER COUNTS THE BAG|
|"THE ENTRY INTO CONSTANTINOPLE"|
|GO TO YOUR HEREDITARY ENEMY, BULGARIA|
|"THEY BOWED THE KNEE BEFORE HIM"|
|DRIVEN FROM THE TEMPLE OF HUMANITY|
|THE OLD SERB|
|NEW PEACE OFFERS|
|FERDINAND S'EN VA T'EN GUERRE NE SAIT S'IL REVIENDRA|
|THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE|
|THE EVACUATION OF GALLIPOLI|
|NEW YEAR'S FEAST OF KULTUR|
|THE TRIALS OF A COURT PAINTER|
|VON DER GOLTZ GOES TO THE PROMISED LAND|
|THE BURIAL OF PRIVATE WALKER|
|"COME AND BE HAPPY AT POTSDAM"|
|TOM THUMB AND THE GIANT|
|ON THE WAY TO BAGDAD|
|THE HOLY WAR|
|THE KAISER: "YOUR RUTHLESSNESS HAS FAILED, TIRPITZ; I MUST PIN MY FAITH TO COUNT ZEPPELIN."|
|GOTT STRAFE ENGLAND|
|WILLIAM: "YOU LEAD NEW REGIMENTS UPON VERDUN, WHILST I WEEP OVER THE LOSSES OF THE OLD ONES."|
|"NOBODY SEES ME, SO I CAN ALWAYS DENY IT."|
|PAN GERMANICUS AS PEACE MAKER|
|"WE HAVE ONLY COME TO SEE THAT THE ENGLISH DON'T THREATEN YOU."|
|"MY SON LIES HERE, WHERE ARE YOURS?"|
|THE OLD POILU|
|"GERMAN CHIVALRY ON THE SEA"|
|THE ETERNAL BARRAGE|
|VON BETHMANN-HOLLWEG'S PEACE SONG|
|"WHY, I HAVE KILLED YOU TWICE AND YOU DARE TO COME BACK AGAIN!"|
|"MAIS QUAND LA VOIX DE DIEU L'APPELA IL SE VOYAIT SEUL SUR LA TERRE AU MILIEU DE FANTOMES TRISTES ET SANS NOMBRE."|
|THE DEPORTATIONS FROM LILLE|
|THE LAST THROW|
|RUSSIA TO FRANCE|
|THE DEATH'S HEAD HUSSAR AT VERDUN|
|SIR JUDAS CASEMENT|
|GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND|
|THE GRAVES OF ALL HIS HOPES|
|"I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU WERE TOO PROUD TO FIGHT!"|
|"INDEED, I AM THE MOST HUMANE FELLOW IN THE WORLD."|
|VON TIRPITZ: "WELL, MY DEARS, I'M AFRAID YOU WILL HAVE TO IMPROVE YOUR MANNERSFOR A WHILE AT LEAST."|
|"WELL, MR. PRESIDENT, IF YOU INSIST, WE SHALL TRY TO BEHAVE LIKE GENTLEMEN."|
|GOTT STRAFE VERDUN|
|GERMAN MILITARISM ON THE ALLIES' OPERATING TABLE|
|EMPIRE DAY, 1916|
|THE SPRING SONG|
|THE WANDERING JEW|
|GRATITUDE OF THE WOMEN OF FRANCE TO THE KING OF SPAIN FOR THE TRACING OF THE MISSING|
|THE LAST RIDE|
|THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND|
|"AT LAST, TIRPITZ, I MAY TENDER MY IMPERIAL THANKS PUBLICLY."|
|"WE HAD ALMOST BEATEN THE BOY WHEN HIS FATHER ARRIVED AND THEN WE HAD TO RUN FOR OUR LIVES."|
|GERMAN ADMIRAL: HOW QUIET IT MUST BE IN THOSE ENGLISH HARBORS BLOCKADED BY OUR FLEET.|
|THE DEATH OF KITCHENER|
|CROWN PRINCE: "WE MUST HAVE A HIGHER PILE TO SEE VERDUN, FATHER."|
|THIS WILL MAKE WILLIAM JEALOUS; IT BEATS HIS NURSE CAVELL.|
|SUMMER TIME, 1916 FIVE ON A BENCH|
|CIVILISATION: "WHAT IS THE VERDICT."|
|TO THE END|
|"WE HAVE FINISHED OFF THE RUSSIANS."|
|THE COSSACKS' SONG OF VICTORY|
|BEFORE THE SOMME|
|THE GERMAN TANGO|
|THE WOLF: "IS IT NOT TIME TO STOP ALL FURTHER BLOODSHED?"|
|THE DEUTSCHLAND DISPATCH|
|BALAAM AND HIS ASS|
|"I HOPE, MY DEAR FRIENDS AND ALLIES, THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPY AND CONFIDENT AGAIN."|
|ANOTHER NAIL IN HINDENBURG|
|"SEEMS TO BE NEUTRAL: SINK HIM!"|
|NOW ALSO THE AXE IS LAID UNTO THE ROOT OF THE TREE|
|THE SPIRIT OF FRANCE|
|"BEFORE THE FALL"|
|EUROPE: "AM I NOT YET SUFFICIENTLY CIVILISED?"|
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