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First World War Cartoon - Joffre
First World War Cartoon - Joffre

First World War Cartoon - Joffre 1915


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First World War Cartoon - Joffre 1915

1 mins United Kingdom

This surviving fragment of an unidentified film is reminiscent of the famous Christmas ceasefire kickabout of 1914. Yet its message is much darker, as the Commanders in Chief of the French and German armies (Joseph Joffre and Kaiser Wilhelm II himself) are effectively committing their soldiers' lives to a long conflict in which a draw is not an option.

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