Your World War I items refreshed my memory of Raemaker's atrocity propaganda, so I am belatedly addressing the omission. As I told The Zud, newspapers of the early 201 century relied on artists' sketches, rather than photography, especially of action scenes, even though photography had been around in excellent fashion since the mid-1800s. The reason for the reliance on artists, who could be called 'combat artists', was that film was very slow in capturing the image. Any movement during picture-taking would blur the picture. That's why live subjects had to assume rigid poses, and photographers took so many pictures after a battle, since the subjects were still. This means that most newspaper readers were accustomed to seeing illustrations, line drawings, cartoons, really, to illustrate action scenes in war. It was assumed that an artist on the spot had hastily sketched the action and had sent his drawing via carrier pigeon to his courier, who would take an express train to the harbor and board his newspaper's fast steamer, eventually to reach his newspaper editor for publication. The fact that Raemaker drew his cartoons in convenient location to his publisher was not suspected, and that he was depicting Allied falsehoods was even less imagined.
The first thing I noted were the phony German uniforms. Raemaker obviously knew what some uniforms looked like, but not German uniforms, except for the Pickelhaube or spiked helmet. The Zud bragged that he'd never been a soldier, so he did not realize the significance of the bogus uniforms. For him, all uniforms were pretty much alike. But that was the key to the hoax!
The "German" hand-hacker wore a French uniform, and he had, apparently, succeeded in doing his atrocity with a bayonet. I have examined many bayonets, from different armies, and I have never seen one with an edge sufficiently sharp to do much hacking. Bayonets were designed to stab, not to slice, like a saber. In "the Red Cross ambulance" picture, in which a "German" machine-gunner and officer are allegedly using a Red Cross wagon for cover in no-man's land, it shows the two wearing British uniforms, with the addition of Pickelhaube helmets. All the characters depicted as Germans are made to look suitably villainous, like actors in melodrama. A modern-day reader would dismiss this propaganda as "just cartoons", but not a reader of the World War I era. Such propaganda was swallowed and believed by the American suckers, beyond the point of indignation, to that of hysteria and murderous rage. Those were the days of deGermanization of a North American population of which one of every three Whites was of German ancestry. The Germans took the abuse and calumnies like whipped dogs and even volunteered to kill their kinfolk in the homeland. Dr. Oliver wondered why so many Germans, who never suffered the abuse of immigrants such as the Irish, would kow-tow in such abject fashion to madmen who wanted to see every German dead. Oliver opined that the Germans had assimilated "too well", and they had lost their souls as well as their leaders in the process of amalgamation. Many towns in the U.S.A. and Canada were majority Germans and spoke their language and read books and newspapers in German, so we cannot accord German slavishness to the disintegration of German communities. Obviously, some process of selection had occurred to make our Germans in North America behave like Anglo-jewish ZOG-meisters. I think it was the White perversion of identifying one's race with one's place, even when our rulers are anti-White in the extreme. White people are doing themselves in the same way, for the same reasons, today. What sad folly!
DOWZ! & ORION!