After the beginning of the World War I, Italy took a long pause, and then went against its allies from Triple Alliance. In numerous satirical drawings of that time, the country was presented as a bride for whose favor several grooms compete. To some extent it was that way. At the same time, in Italy itself, until the choice was made, satirical artists were free to paint the events from the point of view of neutrality (but without hiding their sympathies).
Below is a selection of postcards drawn by the Italian artist Lorenzo Contratti, who painted under the pseudonym Renzo C. Ventura in the style of the great French graphic artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The main villains here, of course, are Wilhelm and Franz Joseph, but the Entente allies sometimes do not look the best either.