New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 322 pages of information about New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915.

[Illustration:  _—­From Punch, London._

(The reference is to the huge British dreadnought that bears the name of
England’s famous queen.)]

[French Cartoon]

The “Sick Man” At Home

[Illustration:  _—­From Le Rire, Paris._

The camel with two humps.

(The original title was “Le Chameau a deux Boches.”  In French slang a
German is a bosche.)]

[German Cartoon]

“The Cripple-Entente”

[Illustration:  _—­From Lustige Blaetter, Berlin._

As it must finally be.]

[French Cartoon]

Beware of the John-Bull-Dog!

[Illustration:  _—­From Le Rire, Paris._

“Go lie down, contemptible little England!”

“What I get my teeth into I hang onto!”]

[German Cartoon]

The Great Question

[Illustration:  _—­From Lustige Blaetter, Berlin._

“If I remain neutral, will you remain neutral?”

“If you were neutral, would he be neutral?”

“If he is neutral then we will remain neutral.”

“If we remain neutral, will they remain neutral?”

“And you also, neutral?”

“Shall you remain neutral?”]

Facsimile of a Belgian Bread-Check

[Illustration:  The card is in French and Flemish.  The face reads:  “No. 6,715.  Gratis.  City of Brussels, Department of Public Supplies.  Committee No. 1.  Street ——.  Card issued to the family ——­, living at ——­, for the daily delivery of ——­ portions.  To be presented at ——­Street.  N.B.—­Victuals will be delivered only to the father or mother of a family.”  The reverse side bears stamps showing the dates on which rations were issued to the holder.  The original is somewhat larger than this reproduction.]

TO A GERMAN APOLOGIST

By BEATRICE BARRY.

    You may seek and find if you will, perchance,
    Excuses for your attack on France,
    And perhaps ’twill not be so hard to show
    Why England finds you her deadly foe;
    There are reasons old and reasons new
    For feelings hard ’twixt the Russ and you,
    But talk as you may till the Judgment Day,
    You cannot ever explain away—­
    Belgium.

    You have used both speech and the printed word
    To have your side of the story heard,
    We have listened long, we have listened well
    To everything that you had to tell,
    We would fain be fair, but it seems as though
    You can’t explain what we wish to know,
    And when lesser points have been cleared away,
    You are sure to fail us when we say—­
    “Belgium!”

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