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How do I interpret this cartoon?
1. Context ­ what
was happening at
the time?
2. Content ­ what is
happening in the
cartoon?
3. Comment ­ what
is the meaning of
the cartoon?…read more

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Context ­ what was happening at the time?
· Germany had just been
defeated in WWI.
· The Treaty of Versailles was
signed in1919.
· It had been written by the
`Big Three' and imposed on
Germany.
· Clemenceau wanted to ruin
Germany
· The Treaty blamed Germany
for the war
· The Treaty made her pay
`reparations' for ALL the
damage.
· Germany lost lots of land.
· Germany lost her armed
forces.
· The Germans hated the
Treaty.…read more

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Content ­ what is happening in the picture?
· A young girl, beautiful
but poorly.
· An evil-looking
vampire...
· ... which is sucking
the girl's blood
· Weapons laid aside.
· Two bats outside the
window ­ more
vampires.
· The window is open ­
the curtains are
blowing.…read more

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Comment ­ what is the meaning of the picture?
· Germany
· Clemenceau
Two more bats
· Taking reparations
· Germany's army
Window open
had been disbanded
by the Treaty of
Versailles.
Vampire
Poorly girl · Britain and America
Sucking · Germany is helpless
blood
to defend herself.
Discarded weapons…read more

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