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Peter's Picture Poems
Peter's Picture Poems

Peter's Picture Poems 1917


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Peter's Picture Poems 1917

3 mins United Kingdom

There's propagandistic punning aplenty in this WWI animated short. Turning "RUSSIA" into "U ASS" might not be the most sophisticated humour, but you can bet it got a laugh out of contemporary cinema audiences tired of three years of war. Director and animator Anson Dyer had moved into film early in 1915 after having trained as a stained glass artist, and would become a leading figure of British animation into the 1940s.


War Animation & Artists Moving Image


Propaganda Wilhelm II, Kaiser of Germany (1859-1941) World War I


1917 on film




United Kingdom



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