04-06-2017, 09:41 AM
Re: The Pages of Punch
1918: A manly response
This cartoon explicitly recognises the Armistice. The man who over indulged insists that kissing a policeman is unjustified – even if he himself had done so.
The Armistice meant that though actual fighting had ceased there technically still was a war. Until the 1919 Peace Treaty was signed that still was the case. The embargo on food reaching Germany and her former allies remained intact. This caused a great deal of suffering in the defeated countries.