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Anti-German War Cartoons

Follow the lightning-quick hand of the artist behind a series of comic cartoon sketches poking fun at the enemy during WWI.

Trick film 1915 5 mins Silent


Many editorial cartoons during WWI were painstakingly brought to life with both full animation and 'lightning sketches', as seen here. This unidentified example reveals the hand of a gifted artist, speeded up to showcase the draughtsmanship behind a number of common propaganda gags about Kaiser Wilhelm II, his allies and his troops.