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Catalog Number 1983.120.35
Object Name Print
Accession number 1983.120
Description 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”
People Raemaekers, Louis
Subjects World War 1
Political cartoons
Death & burial
Dead persons
Artist Raemaekers, Louis
Title Mon Fils. Belgium, 1914
Image size 39.2 x 28.6 cm