Print by Louis Raemaekers
Very fat German soldier with lots of medals.
Information Written on Back: No. 154 / 138 / It was I that first opened fire on Reims Cathedral!
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 1: My dear Sir, how is it possible to fight these people? They seem to have no mercy, no decency. It really seems impossible to know how to meet them.
NOTE AUTHOR 1: General Castelnau to Mr. Whitney Warren.
NOTE 2: The bells sound no more in the cathedral with two towers. Finished is the benediction!... With lead, O Rheims, we have shut your house of idolatry!
NOTE AUTHOR 2: M. Rudolf Herzog in Berlin Lokal-Anzeiger. Jan., 1915.
CARTOON CAPTION: “It was I who opened fire on Rheims Cathedral”
World War 1
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