Print by Louis Raemaekers
Old lady at fresh graves.
Information Written on Back: No. 19 / 666 / In Belgium: If thy son was among the lot shot this morning then he is buried there.
Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoon History of the War, Volume 1:The First Twelve Months of War" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1918 (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/34031/34031-h/34031-h.htm)
NOTE: When the German cavalry occupied the village of Linsmeau not a man of the civilian population took part in the fighting. Nevertheless the village was invaded at dusk on August 10 and all the male inhabitants were compelled to come forward and hand over whatever arms they possessed. No recently discharged firearms were found. The invaders divided these peasants in three groups, those in one were bound, and 11 of them placed in a ditch, where they were afterwards found dead.
NOTE AUTHOR: Belgian Gov. Commission’s Report.
CARTOON CAPTION: “Ah! was your boy among the twelve this morning? Then you’ll find him among this lot”
World War 1
Death & burial
|Title||Mon Fils. Belgium, 1914|
|Image size||39.2 x 28.6 cm|