Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Vicious War Cartoons from the French Daily Excelsior

The French daily, Excelsior, created in 1910, was the first French periodical devoted to photography. Between 1914 and 1918, Pierre Lafite, its founder, sent reporters to photograph France at war. Issues included cartoons mostly directed against the enemy.  Here are four especially vicious examples from the collection of Tony Langley. The editors drew on Punch and Russian sources.

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