The heroes

Description

This satirical drawing depicts the heads of the Central Powers in World War One: Wilhelm II of Germany, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria and Mohammad V of Turkey. They are heavily armed and glare menacingly at a man dressed in the national costume of Montenegro, who holds an olive branch in his hand. The image represents the aggression of the Central Powers towards Montenegro in the winter of 1915/1916. The size of the people in the drawing is representative of the power of the countries depicted.

Full title:
The heroes
Created:
1918
Format:
Illustration
Held by:
Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico
Usage terms:
Public Domain

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Theme:
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