Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Origin: The original cartoon appeared in the British satirical magazine Punch, during the early part of the War.

In this cartoon the Germans are portrayed as a bull running amok in a "neutral china shop" bearing the flags of the neutral nations. The caption reads: "I shall tell everybody that I was goaded into it." The point of the cartoon is that the Germans would attack neutral countries, such as Belgium, with the excuse that they had been provoked by the actions of the victims. 

Value: Helps criticize German tactics publicly

Limitations: It is written in a British view on the war. 

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