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The octopuses of war: WW1 propaganda maps in pictures

The octopuses of war: WW1 propaganda maps in pictures

The octopuses of war: propaganda maps. Fritz Elsner’s map of published in Cologne by F. Klotz and G. Photograph: Tim Bryars Ltd

The octopuses of war: WW1 propaganda maps in pictures

The octopuses of war: WW1 propaganda maps in pictures

From John Bull charging across the Channel to take charge of Europe to scrapping dogs of all nations, these remarkable caricatures and cartoons show how cartography can be turned into a rhetoric of war

A splendid map showing the confidence felt by many at the start of the Great War that the combined might of Russia, France and the British empire would swiftly defeat Germany and her buffoonish ally, the Austro-Hungarian empire. Image: The Map House

The octopuses of war: WW1 propaganda maps in pictures

Two maps by Karl Lehmann-Dumont, both published in Dresden in 1914, both called “Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914.

The octopuses of war: WW1 propaganda maps in pictures

propaganda maps in picturesOne of two maps by Karl Lehmann-Dumont, both published in Dresden in both called Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre Image: Tim Bryars Ltd

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Roderick M. Barron - Antique Maps - Satirical Maps amp Propaganda Maps of the First World War

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Anonymous map printed in 1914 by the Verlagsgesellschaft Union in Charlottenburg, a suburb of Berlin.

The octopuses of war: WW1 propaganda maps in pictures

The octopuses of war: propaganda maps. Anonymous map printed in 1914 by the Verlagsgesellschaft Union in Charlottenburg, a suburb of Berlin. Image: Tim Bryars Ltd

This satirical map from 1870 shows a Europe in crisis, bristling with tensions which would, come July that year, erupt into the Franco-Prussian war.Pictured as an old woman, Britain is “isolated and fuming with rage”, turning away decidedly from events on the mainland, almost forgetting, as the caption tells us, about Ireland, the rather cute dog she keeps on a leash. The degrees of longitude are marked out in rifle lengths, a nice touch alluding to the explosiveness of the situation.

Karte Von Europa Im Jahre 1870 by Paul Hadol. Europe on the Brink - England isolates herself. Relevant also in Date: 1914

1917. Нью-Йорк

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