Propaganda for the youngest in the years of the First World War was not neglected by all its main participants. The Germans did not stand aside either. The presented below “illustrated book about the war” with a straightforward title «Hurrah» (Hurra! Ein Kriegsbilderbuch von Herbert Rikli) was created by the illustrator Herbert Rickli (1880-1939) and published in 1915 in Stuttgart.
The book of 23 pages tells us about the little Willie, who read too many books with pictures and outplayed soldiers. When the boy fell asleep, he had a dream about meeting hordes of silly and coward French, Russians, Serbs, and British, who insidiously used animals to defeat Germany. He was in the company of his Austrian friend Franzl and heroic dog. There is no doubt that the victory was on the needed side, at least before awakening.
The remarkable fact is that Rickli himself was not German, but Swiss.
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