Humour and the war

Booklet/Drawing

Description

English

This booklet contains satirical drawings of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I and of soldiers in the Austro-Hungarian army. Booklets like this were designed to raise the morale of Italian soldiers, and to belittle the enemy through caricatures and jokes.

Italian

Disegni satirici e caricature che prendevano di mira – ridicolizzandoli - sia l’imperatore che i soldati austriaci. Bisognava tenere alto il morale dei soldati e denigrare il nemico con barzellette e testi burleschi.

Full title
Humour and the war
Created
1914
Format
Booklet / Drawing
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions

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