Our French allies have a cart full of dead Germans, and our English brothers – a whole basket too

Poster/Lithograph

Description

English

Our French allies have a cart full of dead Germans, and our English brothers – a whole basket too

When Russia was doing well at the beginning of the First World War there was a trend towards producing politically committed posters and postcards emphasising the military successes of the allied forces. In this poster, designed by Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935) with a caption by the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930), there are references to the number of Germans killed by the ‘French allies’ and ‘English brothers’. The posters were produced by lithography and as this method meant they were fairly cheap to reproduce and therefore could reach a mass audience.

Full title
Our French allies have a cart full of dead Germans, and our English brothers – a whole basket too
Created
1914
Format
Poster / Lithograph
Creator
Kazimir Malevich , Vladimir Mayakovsky
Held by
British Library
Copyright: © 
Kazimir Malevich and Vladimir Mayakovsky
Shelfmark
H.74/273 (2)

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