Presentation on theme: "The outbreak of WW1. Reaction to the outbreak of war People throughout Europe celebrated when war was declared on 4 th August “Nationalism” and “Patriotism”"— Presentation transcript:
Reaction to the outbreak of war People throughout Europe celebrated when war was declared on 4 th August “Nationalism” and “Patriotism” = love of your own country Britons believed that the war would be “over by Christmas” and that it was an adventure
All over Europe, people greeted war with joy and enthusiasm Crowds gathered in Parliament Square in London. As Big Ben struck 11 pm (midnight in Berlin) they sang God Save the King, and cried: 'War! War! War!' Regular pay Hero Barracks Adventure “Big Picnic”
“Propaganda” “Propaganda”: information, ideas, opinions or images which only give one side of an argument, and are designed to deliberately influence people's opinions
British sympathy for “little” Belgium The cartoon is referring to the decision by Belgium to resist the German invasion, which took place as part of the Schlieffen Plan in August 1914. Britain actually declared war on Germany on 4 August, the same day that German forces marched into Belgium. The cartoon portrays Belgium as a threatened child, and the stereotyped figure of Germany, as an aggressive military man with sausages. This cartoon was published in Punch magazine in August 1914. The cartoonist is F H Townshend. Punch was a very popular journal, which commented on important issues. It was famous for its cartoons.