The War Zoo

Title:
The War Zoo
NFSA ID:
18469
Year:
1915
Courtesy:
Australasian Gazette
Category:
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The War Zoo is the original title of this animated cartoon by the renowned Australian caricaturist Harry Julius. The miserable fez-wearing turkey represents the battered Turkish forces. The ferocious German eagle is approached by the dove of peace and the British lion still the king of all. Cartoons like this one, screened about 1915, were a direct and light-hearted form of war news and propaganda for the public at home.

Company:
Australasian Films