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Death, 11/24/1914 by Frederick T. Richards (1864-1921)

Published shortly after the First Battle of Marne during World War One, this cartoon shows the figure of Death tracing a path through France with crossed swordthe s. A German invasion from the unexpected direction of the North was met by French and British forces at the Marne River. By the end of the battle the invasion was halted though both sides would become mired in trench warfare. In the cartoon Death is indicating this new and costly front of the war.


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