A Maxim Maxim

This picture is captioned "Fire should be withheld till a favourable target presents itself.", Illustrated London News LTD

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    • This cartoon from The Bystander magazine pokes fun at some of the battle strategies used in the First World War, with the British soldiers in the picture waiting until the German is asleep before they attack. This is supposed to be a funny comment on battle tactics - do you think it's funny?

      Things to think about...

      What point do you think is being made here?
      Do you think the artist thought the generals were doing a good job? Or was he poking fun at the soldiers?
      Why do you think the generals might have wanted to hold fire?
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