This film is part of Free
His Birthday Present
Was the root of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s power his 'Imperial Moustache'?
This googly-eyed cartoon of German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II by a popular French artist both loses and gains something in translation for British newsreels – where is the British Lion of the opening title? Adrien Barrère designed over 200 posters for Pathé cinemas and Paris's Grand Guignol theatre in the early 1900s, but this is a very rare example of his caricatures brought to life.