World War I

  • Kriegsanleihe

    3.Armee J.Kriegsanleihe

    June 12, 2013

    German war propaganda poster. Image: Red, black and white colored image showing a man fighting a dragon with five heads representing the United States (president Woodrow Wilson) and other allied forces.

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  • 3.Armee

    June 12, 2013

    German war propaganda poster. Image: Black, red and white colored image showing a naked German soldier attacking president Woodrow Wilson depicted as red dragon loaded with bags with dollars. More cartoons on Woodrow Wilson »

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  • Klaproosdag 15 november

    Klaproosdag 15 november

    June 3, 2013

    Promotional poster for “Klaproosdag”, a remembrance day to commemorate the soldiers from the British Commonwealth that were killed since the First World War. Image: Dark colored poster showing three red poppies on a grave on a war cemetery. A dark blue colored sky contrasts with the white crosses.

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  • Darf Belgien Englands Aufmarschgebiet werden?

    April 2, 2013

    Poster from World War I expressing German anxiety over the proposed construction of a Channel Tunnel linking Belgium and England, c.1914-18. Translated from German: Can Belgium be allowed to become England’s deployment area?

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  • Daden. Made in US of A

    Daden. Made in US of A

    February 6, 2013

    A page from a Dutch magazine with a cartoon depicting Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States of America from 1913 to 1921, as an arms dealer trading with foreign powers that are bringing in large amounts of money.

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  • Zitting van de trust-milliardairs van Wallstreet

    Zitting van de trust-milliardairs van Wallstreet

    February 6, 2013

    Page from a Dutch magazine with a cartoon on Woodrow Wilson and the Steel Trust. Image: Meeting of the Steel Trust billionairs with a very skinny president Woodrow Wilson. Around this scene a frame is drawn. In the top part of the frame a bombarded landscape is depicted and on the sides traces of blood. More […]

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  • Britons do your duty

    Assasination at Sarajevo : Britons do your duty

    February 5, 2013

    Assasination at Sarajevo : a collection of contemporary documents. This document is a reproduction of an advertisement from the Manchester Guardian, Tuesday August 4 1914, with an announcement of the Neutrality League calling for England’s neutrality in the conflicts between Russia, France, and Germany leading up to World War I.

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  • Entente Verdun

    Entente Verdun

    February 5, 2013

    Cover of an annex of De Nieuwe Amsterdammer, an independent Dutch periodical published 14 October 1916, showing a satirical cartoon by Jan Sluijters about the Battle of Verdun with the caption: Peace palm of the German Crown Prince. With peace dove: “We are all tired of the bloodshed.” In addition to his paintings Sluijters produced several satirical cartoons for periodicals. […]

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  • Signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919

    German War Reparations (WW I) Financially Ended

    January 3, 2011

    Nearly 92 years after the official end of World War I, Germany made its final reparations-related payment for the Great War on October 3, thereby ending the conflict financially. The German newspaper Die Welt discovered a last installment for the Londoner Schuldenabkommen of 69,9 million euro’s in the German budget. Not being a direct reparations settlement but rather the final sum owed on bonds that were issued between 1924 and 1930 and sold to foreign (mostly American) investors, but then never paid.

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