Print by Louis Raemaekers
Satan on telephone.
Information Written on Back: No. 119 / 7 / Satan: Hallo, William, you forgot to thank the "Old God" for your success with the first gas attack.
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: The Royal Highlanders of Montreal, 13th Battalion, and the 48th Highlanders, 15th Battalion, were more especially affected by the discharge. The Royal Highlanders, though considerably shaken, remained immovable on their ground. The 48th Highlanders, who no doubt received a more poisonous discharge, were for the moment dismayed, and, indeed, their trench, according to the testimony of very hardened soldiers, became intolerable.
The Battalion retired from the trench, but for a very short distance and for a very short time. In a few moments they were again their own men. They advanced on and reoccupied the trenches which they had momentarily abandoned....
The sorely tried Battalion (the 13th) held on for a time in dug-outs, and, under cover of darkness, retired again to a new line being formed by reinforcements. The rearguard was under Lieut. Greenshields. But Major McCuaig remained to see that the wounded were removed. It was then, after having escaped a thousand deaths through the long battle of the night, that he was shot down and made a prisoner.
NOTE AUTHOR: Sir Max Aitken, in “Canada in Flanders.”
World War 1
|Title||“Hullo! Potsdam? Did you thank your dear old God for this new success?”|
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