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The News Leaks Through in Brussels

Raemaekers, Louis, 1919, Chromolithograph
The News Leaks Through in Brussels
The News Leaks Through in Brussels
The News Leaks Through in Brussels
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The News Leaks Through in Brussels
"If only one could strafe them for looking so pleased."

"In the exquisite humour of this cartoon M. Raemaekers depicts the chagrin discernible on the faces of all Germans in Belgium during the month of October 1918. They knew they were beaten, and the populace upon whom they had imposed themselves could derisively smile at them without fear of consequences. There is something almost pitiable in the humiliating manner in which the German Governors sneaked out of their towns in the dead of night, apprehensive lest the people should show their anger. But the Belgians were too overjoyed to bother about such a weakness as vengeance. They were openly preparing for the advent of the victorious armies, and in mansion and cottage the national flags, so long hidden with great care, were being taken out, washed, and patched ready for the hour of liberation."
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34 x 24.5 cm
Art and Design Library
Louis Raemaekaers' drawings are reproduced by kind permission of the Louis Raemaekers Foundation.