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A member of the Women's Land Army leads a horse from the stables on a farm during the First World War

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15 Historic Cartoons That Changed The World

During World War I, no cartoonist exercised more influence than Louis Raemaekers of Holland. Charged with “endangering Dutch neutrality,” his cartoons led the Germans to offer a 12,000 guilder reward for his capture, dead or alive. A German newspaper, summarizing the terms of peace Germany would exact after it won the war, declared that indemnity would be demanded for every one of Raemaekers’ cartoons. Example shown here: “The German Tango.”

Louis Raemaekers was a Dutch cartoonist for the Amsterdam Telegraaf. His cartoons depicting the rule of the German military in Belgium, portrayed the Germans as barbarians and Kaiser Wilhelm II as an ally of Satan. The German government offered a reward of 12,000 guilders for him, dead or alive. The German government forced the Dutch government to place Raemaekers on trial for 'endangering Dutch neutrality', but a jury acquitted him. He later left for England because of the bounty on his…

Louis Raemaekers' cartoon, Amsterdam Telegraaf, 1915: Thrown to the Swine: The Martyred Nurse. (The nurse is Edith Cavell.)

Edith Cavell was an English nursing matron executed by the Germans in Brussels on 12 October 1915 for assisting enemy troops. After her death, she became one of the most famous women of World War One. The Allies used her name for recruitment purposes.

A member of the Women’s Land Army milking a cow.

Political cartoon, drawn by Louis Raemakers: Death is seated behind German emperor Wilhelm II and shows him which way to go.

Royal Navy Submarines during the First World War