Canada and the First World War

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Gott Strafe This Barbed Wire
A German soldier, stuck on the barbed wire, is about to be shot in this cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather, the war's most famous cartoonist. The slogan echoes the phrase 'Gott strafe England' (May God Punish England), a common German wartime phrase.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19940078-032