Thursday, December 10, 2015

WW1: Serbs Reject Germans



Portraying Germans as bloodthirsty villains is an Anglo trope for the last century. They were the same as any other fighting force. They offered terms to the Serbs who they were beating the snot out of in the fall of 1915. This involved ceding land to Bulgaria, but it would be an end to hostilities. The Serbian leadership rejected this offer and continued their retreat. As the picture describes this retreat, "a living snake with heads for scales".

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