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Sleepless

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Sleepless

Cartoon drawings come to life to haunt the German Emperor in a witty piece of WWI propaganda.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1914 5 mins

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After events such as the bombardment of historic Rheims and its cathedral, the German Emperor was haunted by bad 'dRheims' and insomnia - according to this witty satire by artist and illustrator Lancelot Speed. Speed cunningly supplements his skilled draughtsmanship with stop-motion animation and other camera effects, plus some inventive humour, to draw out the maximum propaganda value.

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