Thursday, August 25, 2016
WW1 - Russian Mapmakers + Gas Mask Goofs
Oh the propaganda for the war effort was constant. It was a new era, not just of industrial warfare but industrial propaganda. This is a map by a Russian outfit that showed what a win by tthe Entente would do to germany's borders. The real loser was the Austrians as one can see with the dismantling of the Austro-Hungarian Empire pretty clear on the map. Hell, the Tsar would have been far nicer than Henry Morgantheau ever was to the Germans.
Will any outsider ever understand the Russian soul? Has all of the struggle and pain molded them to a peculiar form that is neither Asiatic or Western? If this picture is evidence, that trait was already present in 1916.