A brilliant and funny compendium of caricatures of military stereotypes from the great powers in the 1860s. The soldiers depicted by French cartoonist Jules Renard (1823-1926) – who drew under the pen name Draner – owe nothing to political correctness and much to national prejudices at the time. Brits, Austrians and Prussians are depicted unfavourably and ridiculously, but France’s allies and friends such as the US are seen more sympathetically. This uproarious and beautifully coloured volume is a treasure house of humour that tells us much about international attitudes at the time.
By Jules Renard (Draner)
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Card-back. 135 colour plates. French language.
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