An excellent example of not only German but also European chauvinism from 1914. The brave Kaiser's soldier in the Pickelhaube is perfectly controlling both fronts. With the powerful left hand, he is squeezing Frenchman's head, which is about to crack. The monkey Morocco and little Belgium are here too. John Bull, who caught the Japanese mutt by its tail, looks pathetic while baby Monaco marked with playing cards is sobbing loudly.
On the right side, the Russian Ivan, belted with a rope, is getting in the neck. He does not want to part from his favorite toys, a whip and a traditional bottle of wutki. Serbia and Montenegro are sticking to the stronger ally while the insignificant Italy, which has not entered the war yet, is looking at what is happening through a spyglass.
Probably the most interesting detail here is the way the Austrian ally of Germany was depicted. It is quite an abstract and big arm, which is hesitantly reaching for Ivan. Carelessness or reproach for not the most successful actions at the front? The artist did not consider it necessary to depict Turks and Bulgarians because their time had not come yet; in 1915, the picture had to change significantly.