CodeGB/BCA/1230
Dates1859-1941
Person NameWilliam II; German Emperor (1859-1941)
SurnameWilliam II
ForenamesGerman Emperor
Other forms of nameWilhelm, Kaiser
Catalogue
RefNoTitleArtistDateMultimediaImage
LSE0933Haunted.David Low (1891-1963)14 Nov 1918LSE0933.jpg 
WH2945"Kamerad" 1. - after more than 4 years fighting. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden11 Nov 1918WH2945.jpg 
WH0758Little Willie's Battering Act [on reverse]W.K. Haselden15 Mar 1916WH0758.jpg 
MC0606"England! Again!!"Michael Cummings10 Apr 1959MC0606.jpg 
LSE0901In the Spring the Kaiser's fury lightly turns to thoughts of bloodDavid Low (1891-1963)04 Apr 1918LSE0901.jpg 
BT0166What are you after? / World domination / Come inside!Bert ThomasMay 1940?BT0166.jpg 
GS0053"We must not Humili(h)ate you."Sidney 'George' Strube01 Jan 1912 - 31 Dec 1955GS0053.jpg 
GS0869Another German gamblerSidney 'George' Strube12 Apr 1940GS0869.jpg 
LSE2098Twenty years after.David Low (1891-1963)01 Aug 1934LSE2098.jpg 
LSE3965An editor's trouble.David Low (1891-1963)01 Jul 1909LSE3965.jpg 
WH2922[no caption]W.K. Haselden1905WH2922.jpg 
WH2633The Willies Napoleonic Stuffing Disappears.W.K. Haselden12 Jan 1915WH2633.jpg 
WH0750The Willies as whales once more [on reverse]W.K. Haselden11 Oct 1915WH0750.jpg 
WH2660Big and Little Willies reformed Faces. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden07 Jan 1915WH2660.jpg 
WH1818Does the miner understand? [on reverse]W.K. Haselden19 Jul 1915WH1818.jpg 
WH0729The Willies New Year resolution [on reverse]W.K. Haselden01 Jan 1916WH0729.jpg 
WH2699Gems from Big Willie's speeches extract No. 2. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden19 Jan 1915WH2699.jpg 
WH2631Big and Little Willies weekend at the Sea. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden24 Oct 1914WH2631.jpg 
WH0413What he expects and what he will get [on reverse]W.K. Haselden27 Mar 1915WH0413.jpg 
WH2664The Willies way of pleasing the Turk. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden17 Dec 1914WH2664.jpg 
WH0732The Willies second war Christmas no.4 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden27 Dec 1915WH0732.jpg 
WH0665The Willies' quick change poses at a glance [on reverse]W.K. Haselden26 Jan 1915WH0665.jpg 
WH2634Bad Experiences of Big and Little Willie No. 3 [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden06 Oct 1914WH2634.jpg 
WH0680Charming picture of German Easter [on reverse]W.K. Haselden03 Apr 1915WH0680.jpg 
WH1314Now that they have met them! [on reverse]W.K. Haselden19 Apr 1917WH1314.jpg 
WH0719History of the world and the Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden10 Oct 1916WH0719.jpg 
WH2424The Willie's as Wolves in Sheep's Clothing. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden26 Mar 1915WH2424.jpg 
WH2658The Willies rehearse their Christmas show. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden30 Nov 1914WH2658.jpg 
WH2710How the German soldier earns the Iron Cross. During the war hundreds of Iron Crosses, which are decorations for good service and valour, have been distributed by the Kaiser to his soldiers in France and Belgium. This is the sort of thing these soldiers have been doing to earn their Crosses - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)W.K. Haselden03 Oct 1914WH2710.jpg 
LSE0004Kaiser Bill in his new role, as "King of the Air." "Germany is ablaze with enthusiasm over airships." - Cable.David Low (1891-1963)23 Jul 1908LSE0004.jpg 
LSE3773The spikey suitor. Miss Peace: "Once and for all Wilhelm, I don't mind you bringing flowers, but I will NOT let you sit down and hug me until you take off all that horrid ironmongery."David Low (1891-1963)08 Nov 1917LSE3773.jpg 
WH2667Through Hohenzollern Glasses. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden12 Nov 1914WH2667.jpg 
WH0746The sea gets rougher for the Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden03 Jul 1916WH0746.jpg 
WH0709The quick changes of Big and Little Willy no.3 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden07 Nov 1918WH0709.jpg 
LSE4054At it again! France: "Ooh! You did give me a start!"David Low (1891-1963)12 Jul 1911LSE4054.jpg 
WH2418[no caption]W.K. Haselden01 Jan 1904 - 31 Dec 1940WH2418.jpg 
WH2423Big and Little Willie's Looks during the War. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden17 Mar 1915WH2423.jpg 
VY3294"Ah, mon cher docteur - the British still don't think like good Europeans, as we do..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]01 Aug 1961VY3294.jpg 
LSE0232Kaiser Bill's Latest. Bill: "It seems to me that I nevair open mein mouth, but I put mein foot in it!" [sic]David Low (1891-1963)12 Nov 1908LSE0232.jpg 
GS0048A good storySidney 'George' Strube07 May 1915GS0048.jpg 
GS0675"Look, I've outlasted you!" "Maybe; but at least I saved Berlin."Sidney 'George' Strube10 Dec 1943GS0675.jpg 
ILW0602[no caption]Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-19799 August 1943ILW0602.jpg 
LSE0023I'm a watchin' yer, my boy! "Germany is building eight dreadnoughts." - Cable. "258 British war ships are manoeuvring in the North Sea." Another cable next day. Kaiser Bill: "Ha, 'tis a great stafe! I'll venture on it!" The Old 'Un above: "Yes my young rooster, but don't be in a hurry!"David Low (1891-1963)09 Jul 1908LSE0023.jpg 
LSE2689Twenty years after.David Low (1891-1963)07 Sep 1939LSE2689.jpg 
WH2679Big and Little Willies Christmas Dinner. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden24 Dec 1914WH2679.jpg 
WH0415Big and Little Willies Dream of London [on reverse]W.K. Haselden13 Apr 1915WH0415.jpg 
WH0231Fire EatersW.K. Haselden11 Sep 1906WH0231.jpg 
WH2638What Little Willie captured for Papa. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden28 Oct 1914WH2638.jpg 
WH2636Follow my leader. and what happened. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden08 Jan 1915WH2636.jpg 
WH2432Big Willies' Double in Training. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden03 Nov 1915WH2432.jpg 
WH2230[no caption]W.K. Haselden1919WH2230.jpg 
WH0725The Willies 2nd war Fools Day [on reverse]W.K. Haselden01 Apr 1916WH0725.jpg 
WH0180Two's company and three's none [on reverse]W.K. Haselden04 Jan 1906WH0180.jpg 
WH2673Big and Little Willie's Fatal Hoop Turn. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden03 Dec 1914WH2673.jpg 
WH2676What the Kaiser looks like - some rumours.W.K. Haselden25 Nov 1914WH2676.jpg 
WH0414Getting more than they bargained for [on reverse]W.K. Haselden05 Apr 1915WH0414.jpg 
WH0710The quick changes of Big and Little Willie no.2 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden06 Nov 1918WH0710.jpg 
WH0760The quick changes of Big and Little Willy No 4 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden08 Nov 1918WH0760.jpg 
WH2646What Big and Little Willie showed the Boers. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden14 Dec 1914WH2646.jpg 
WH0123Mailed Fist [on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: Pretty France (to German suitor): Take your hand? I don't like the look of it.
W.K. Haselden07 Oct 1905WH0123.jpg 
WH0427Great naval idea of Big and Little Willie [on reverse]W.K. Haselden21 Jul 1915WH0427.jpg 
WH0210"Anarchy, a monster that must be killed" [on reverse]W.K. Haselden02 Jun 1906WH0210.jpg 
WH0718Big and Little Willies' disappointment [on reverse]W.K. Haselden14 Oct 1916WH0718.jpg 
WH2697What war frightfulness amount to. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden25 Jan 1915WH2697.jpg 
WH0711The quick changes of Big and Little Willie No. 1 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden05 Nov 1918WH0711.jpg 
WH0700The gradual depression of the Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden20 Mar 1917WH0700.jpg 
WH0757The Willies after two years of war [on reverse]W.K. Haselden04 Aug 1916WH0757.jpg 
WH0569Gradual Germanisation of John Bull [on reverse]W.K. Haselden20 Nov 1911WH0569.jpg 
WH0720Will this be the fate of the Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden10 Aug 1916WH0720.jpg 
WH0667Extracts from Big Willie's Speeches No 8 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden30 Jan 1915WH0667.jpg 
WH2657The Willies Tableaux for Boxing Day. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden28 Dec 1914WH2657.jpg 
WH2706Is he really an eagle. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden22 Aug 1914WH2706.jpg 
WH2685Big and Little Willies zeppelin surprise. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden05 Dec 1914WH2685.jpg 
WH2659Big and Little Willies turn in Paris.W.K. Haselden27 Oct 1914WH2659.jpg 
WH2690Extracts from Big Willie's speeches No. 7 [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden29 Jan 1915WH2690.jpg 
GS0118"Doorn"Sidney 'George' Strube28 Feb 1928GS0118.jpg 
WH2694Gems from Big Willie's speeches No. 1. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden18 Jan 1915WH2694.jpg 
WH3918What Big and Little Willie showed the Boer. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden14 Dec 1914WH3918.jpg 
WH0143That troublesome bull again [on reverse]W.K. Haselden19 Oct 1905WH0143.jpg 
WH2939From March to October: A little change. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden11 Oct 1918WH2939.jpg 
LSE0953Nevermore!David Low (1891-1963)04 May 1916LSE0953.jpg 
WH0428One of those possibilities [on reverse]W.K. Haselden22 Jul 1915WH0428.jpg 
LSE0891The wrong key.David Low (1891-1963)31 Jan 1918LSE0891.jpg 
WH0759Big and Little Willie's New Year [on reverse]W.K. Haselden31 Dec 1916WH0759.jpg 
GS0242"Happy days are here again."Sidney 'George' Strube02 Feb 1933GS0242.jpg 
WH2637Sad Experience of Big and Little Willie No. 1. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden02 Oct 1914WH2637.jpg 
WH0436The Willies 2nd war Christmas no.2 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden23 Dec 1915WH0436.jpg 
WH0738Willie words and Willie deeds [on reverse]W.K. Haselden03 Jan 1916WH0738.jpg 
WH0092[Czar crossed out] Emperor as modern hero [on reverse]
Published caption: Robinson Crusoe among the nations.
Printed under published cartoon: King Edward has just appeared upon Germany's political horizon, and the German Emperor, stranded like a Robinson Crusoe upon the lonely Isle of Germany's political isolation, is anxiously waiting for his arrival.
W.K. Haselden21 Jun 1904WH0092.jpg 
WH4705What the tourist in Germany meets at every turn. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden11 Sep 1912WH4705.jpg 
GS0049[no caption]Sidney 'George' StrubeMay 1915GS0049.jpg 
WH0248A German Enfant Terrible [on reverse]W.K. Haselden15 Oct 1906WH0248.jpg 
WH0755The end of the Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden13 Nov 1918WH0755.jpg 
WH0096Jack the inkman [caption on reverse]
Published caption: Another case of "Jack the inkman."
Printed under published cartoon: A mischievous person is at large in London who tries to spoil the dresses of ladies by squirting ink over them. A similar sort of person is at large on the Continent doing the same sort of thing politically.
W.K. Haselden27 Jun 1905WH0096.jpg 
WH0417The Turks disappointment with the Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden16 Apr 1915WH0417.jpg 
WH0424Big and Little Willie kicked out [on reverse]W.K. Haselden28 May 1915WH0424.jpg 
LSE0082Kaiser Bill: "So the airship has blowt up, Count Zepperlin?" Count: "Alas, Sire, it is too true!" K.B.: "Yes, but what a blessing for humanity that - I - was not in it."David Low (1891-1963)13 Aug 1908LSE0082.jpg 
WH2651The Willie's Whitby Exploit and the Result. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: The sole military result of such Kaiser-and-Clown-Prince exploits as shelling Abbeys in undefended coast towns is an immense boom in recruiting over here. - (By W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden19 Dec 1914WH2651.jpg 
WH2682The Willies Suicide Club. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: Kaiser and Clown Prince are always trying to get new nations to join the war, which can only end for them in disaster after the expenditure of a few more hundred millions. It looks as though fewer and fewer prople would join this suicide club as time goes on. - (By W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden18 Dec 1914WH2682.jpg 
LSE0040The Kaiser communicated with New York, objecting to the appointment of Mr. Hill as Ambassador, on the ground that he was too poor for the position. Bill: "Say, Uncle, you vont send a poor man like him to my court, vill you?" [sic] Sam: "Well, Bill, poor or rich he's a good man, and he'll represent me! Don't forget that!"David Low (1891-1963)09 Apr 1908LSE0040.jpg 
LSE3835King and Kaiser. The relations of King Ned and Kaiser Bill during the former's visit to Berlin were very cordial. Ned: "Now, Bill, take the advice of your uncle - go slow, and don't make a blanky fool of yourself again!"David Low (1891-1963)18 Feb 1909LSE3835.jpg 
WH0723A horrid surprise for the Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden04 May 1916WH0723.jpg 
WH2650Big and Little Willies Conjuring Trick. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: Great Britain was by now to have been completely suppressed by Prussian world-power. They never counted on the lion being more than a rabbit in a lion's skin! - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden02 Jan 1915WH2650.jpg 
WH2648Big and Little Willie reward their victims. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: The Kaiser daily dashes about behind the German lines in a motor-car, bestowing crosses on the wounded. Before the war, he declared that he could "spare" any number of men, and now he frequently proclaims that "no sacrifice" is too great for him. Will the sufferings of the unfortunate German wounded be sufficiently rewarded by iron crosses and the Kaiser's patronising praise? - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden10 Nov 1914WH2648.jpg 
WH0114Unnecessary Excitement [on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: Everyone has seen cats arch their backs and spit and hiss at inoffensive dogs which had no thought of attacking or even taking any notice of them. That is the attitude of Germany just now with regard to the proposed cruise of a British naval squadron in the Baltic.
W.K. Haselden31 Jul 1905WH0114.jpg 
WH0666Big Willie's birthday disappointment [on reverse]W.K. Haselden27 Jan 1915WH0666.jpg 
LSE3637The new arrival. Hooray! Fill ‘em up again!David Low (1891-1963)03 Jun 1915LSE3637.jpg 
WH0430A note the Willies cannot dodge [on reverse]W.K. Haselden27 Jul 1915WH0430.jpg 
WH0714Big and Little Willie's new army [on reverse]W.K. Haselden04 Jan 1917WH0714.jpg 
WH0064The Concert of the Powers [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: "We are a happy family, we are, we are, we - " (discord). In Europe at the present moment all is universal peace and mutual goodwill. But it is a humorous form of goodwill. No one nation trusts the other, and yet they all swear eternal love and friendship. - "Svet", St. Petersburg
W.K. Haselden28 Jul 1904WH0064.jpg 
WH2672Another little failure for the Willies. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: The scheme for raising South Africa against Great Britain has failed. Kaiser and Clown Prince must think out something else. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden04 Dec 1914WH2672.jpg 
LSE6823Post-War Literature.David Low (1891-1963)19 Aug 1922LSE6823.jpg 
WH0049Published caption: "Once more my plans are foiled!"
Printed under published cartoon: To-day Kind Edward and President Loubet may meet in France. The exchange of compliments between them on the occasion of the King's presence in France shows the German Emperor that Britain means to stand by France, however much he may dislike French influence being supreme in Morocco.
W.K. Haselden06 Apr 1905WH0049.jpg 
DL0522The last salute.David Low (1891-1963)18 Apr 1931DL0522.jpg 
WH0726Little Willie new army for new year [Was it always like this crossed out] [on reverse]W.K. Haselden31 Mar 1916WH0726.jpg 
WH0745The Willie's war pie [on reverse]W.K. Haselden20 May 1916WH0745.jpg 
WH0754Will the Willies go? This week's decision [on reverse]W.K. Haselden28 Oct 1918WH0754.jpg 
WH0046German Emp. Latest Role. [on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: One of the difficulties between the Kaiser and the Crown Prince, which caused the latter's wedding to be postponed, was the Emperor's insistence upon the bride's trousseau being entirely German. It is said that he will personally superintend the making of her wedding-dress.
W.K. Haselden11 Mar 1905WH0046.jpg 
WH0423Big Willie as the rejected lover [on reverse]W.K. Haselden22 May 1915WH0423.jpg 
WH0198The bird he will fail to bring down. [on reverse]
Published caption: The bird the Kaiser would like to bag.
W.K. Haselden12 Aug 1905WH0198.jpg 
WH0747The Willie's and the big push [on reverse]W.K. Haselden04 Jul 1916WH0747.jpg 
WH0713Float a loan and sink the Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden11 Jan 1917WH0713.jpg 
WH0751Big Willies' Christmas a failure [on reverse]W.K. Haselden19 Dec 1916WH0751.jpg 
WH0670The mad Willies' war upon neutrals [on reverse]W.K. Haselden24 Feb 1915WH0670.jpg 
WH0727Narrow skirts in Germany - a problem [on reverse]W.K. Haselden29 Mar 1916WH0727.jpg 
WH0740From robbers to beggars [on reverse]W.K. Haselden18 Mar 1916WH0740.jpg 
LSE0929The peace express. Bill: "Gimme a ticket to der Hague, please." Ticket-clerk Wilson: "No baggage allowed. This line for passengers only."David Low (1891-1963)17 Oct 1918LSE0929.jpg 
WD0472The House of Civilization
The Ex Kaiser "In my time I brought down the house in that role!"
Dyson; Will (1880-1938)UndatedWD0472.jpg 
WH2635Sad experience of Big and Little Willie No. 4 [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden07 Oct 1914WH2635.jpg 
WH0743The Willies as Walrus and Carpenter [on reverse]W.K. Haselden23 Mar 1916WH0743.jpg 
WH0739The Willies as Max and Moritz no.4 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden18 Jan 1916WH0739.jpg 
WH0712Big Willy's bubbles: Dream and reality [on reverse]W.K. Haselden21 Oct 1918WH0712.jpg 
WH0733Big Willie and the British Tar Baby [on reverse]W.K. Haselden07 Jan 1916WH0733.jpg 
WH2668Sad experiences of Big and Little Willie. No. 7 [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden10 Oct 1914WH2668.jpg 
WH1857Which does the slacker prefer [on reverse]W.K. Haselden23 Oct 1915WH1857.jpg 
GS0005The German octopusSidney 'George' Strube1914GS0005.jpg 
GS0045Break, break, break, / On thy cold grey rucks, O Sea! / And I would that (my) our
tongue could utter / The thoughts that arise in (me) we. / Tennyson
Sidney 'George' Strube07 Jun 1915GS0045.jpg 
WH2695Gems from Big Willie's speeches Extract No. 4. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden21 Jan 1915WH2695.jpg 
WH2642The Willies War Frightfulness for England. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: They are always boasting about the terrors in store for us. After many threats it usually ends in the destruction of a back-garden, with an Iron Cross for the destroyer. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden29 Dec 1914WH2642.jpg 
WH2671Big and Little Willie to the Rescue. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: Kaiser and Clown Prince have made repeated dashes from east to west, and from west to east, since the beginning of the war in response to cries of "Help!" from one side or the other. Cries from both sides simultaneously must result in a collision in the centre of Germany. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden10 Dec 1914WH2671.jpg 
WH2704The Willie's New Year Resolutions. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: ... - to go on boasting and brutalising just the same, and promising by work and writing to do all kinds of war-frightful things which with them take the place of genuine achievement. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden11 Jan 1915WH2704.jpg 
WH3919How the Willies can use up their Iron Crosses. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden23 Dec 1914WH3919.jpg 
WH2643Sad Experience of Big and Little Willie No. 6. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: ... finding "The Contemptible Little Army" a simply horrid thing to play with, the two Willies turned their attention to their own soldiers. Big Willie thought if they went to play with them at Nancy everything really would be all right. And Little Willie, of course, agreed. But again their plans went wrong. The German soldiers went to play somewhere else, and the Willies almost think their own army is a horrid thing now. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden09 Oct 1914WH2643.jpg 
GS0038A bad egg.Sidney 'George' Strube1915GS0038.jpg 
LSE0912Cradle song. Hushabye, baby, grow sturdy and strong; Hushaby, babchen, der var vill be long; If you vas older, mein Faderland's son, Ve teach you der Kultur, ve gif you a gun. Ven lust young Shermans to manhood arrive Dey die dat der Kaiser may still keep alive. Unless in der meantime der Nation gets sense, You'll make a cannon-fodder some twenty years hence.David Low (1891-1963)31 Aug 1916LSE0912.jpg 
GS0039Italy. I don't think.Sidney 'George' Strube08 May 1915GS0039.jpg 
LSE0994The rising tide. Australia will shortly have 100,000 men in the field. - Defence Minister Pearce. Bill: "Ven I called up spirits from der vasty deep I didn't mean dis brand!"David Low (1891-1963)29 Jul 1915LSE0994.jpg 
LSE0931Strenuous times for cartoonists.David Low (1891-1963)31 Oct 1918LSE0931.jpg 
LSE0998If Australia votes "No!" / A "No" Vote will mean rejoicing at Berlin. If you don't want to please the Willies - vote "Yes".David Low (1891-1963)28 Oct 1916LSE0998.jpg 
WDN0330Fruits of victory - in season.
German War Loan Adviser (to War Lord): "These old 'World Victory I.O.U.s' of yours won't fetch 'em nowadays - you want something bolder - something more abreast of the times - offer them an increase in the sauerkraut ration!"
Dyson; Will (1880-1938)11 Sep 1916WDN0330.jpg 
WD0090The House of Civilization
Kaiser William "An in my day I brought down the house in that role!"
Dyson; Will (1880-1938)UndatedWD0090.jpg 
WDC0224[No Caption]Dyson; Will (1880-1938)11 Sep 1916WDC0224.jpg 
WH2420[Strange Adventures of Mr. Peacecrank]W.K. Haselden17 Dec 1915WH2420.jpg 
WH2429How the Willies will be remembered [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden07 May 1915WH2429.jpg 
WH2649Big and Little Willie's run to Calais. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published caption: They thought at first that it would be a pleasant trot along a level road. After some forty days of it, however, they are beginning to realise the "run" is much more like a heavy plod uphill, with an enormous weight to push in front of them. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden27 Nov 1914WH2649.jpg 
WH5542The Hague War Conference. [caption at bottom margin]W.K. Haselden10 Jul 1907WH5542.jpg 
WH2684Another "Turn" by the Willies. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden01 Dec 1914WH2684.jpg 
GS0036[no caption]Sidney 'George' Strube1915GS0036.jpg 
WH2430Big and Little Willies' Success as Pirates. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden04 Aug 1915WH2430.jpg 
WH2681The Willies Christmas Dinner Disappointment. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden26 Dec 1914WH2681.jpg 
WH1252Big and Little Willies' balloons burst [on reverse]W.K. Haselden01 Dec 1916WH1252.jpg 
WH0717Big Willies Xmas present for Wilson [on reverse]W.K. Haselden18 Oct 1916WH0717.jpg 
WH0252Kaiserism in the nursery [on reverse]W.K. Haselden22 Sep 1914WH0252.jpg 
WH0426The Willies as injured innocents [on reverse]W.K. Haselden31 May 1915WH0426.jpg 
WH0752Big and Little Willie get lost [on reverse]W.K. Haselden30 Dec 1916WH0752.jpg 
WH0736Big and Little Willie stop the world [on reverse]W.K. Haselden17 Jan 1916WH0736.jpg 
WH0701Big and Little Willie as Max and Moritz no.6 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden20 Jan 1916WH0701.jpg 
LSE0184King and Kaiser. King Edward has written to the Kaiser personally regarding the Tweedmouth incident. It is announced at Berlin that the letter gave the Kaiser evident pleasure. The Kaiser: "Tunder'n blitzen! Does him forget dat I am an emperor! I vill teach 'im that I am something else beside hee's neviu!" [sic]David Low (1891-1963)19 Mar 1908LSE0184.jpg 
WH2425Big and Little Willies Easter Eggs, Verdun. [caption on reverse]
Published under printed cartoon: All Fools' Day. Will Big and Little Willie be reminded of it, as they find nothing in their long-expected eggs? - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden01 Apr 1915WH2425.jpg 
WH2683The Willies and the Cinema Operators. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden17 Oct 1914WH2683.jpg 
WH2431Big and Little Wilies' Naval Dream. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden05 Aug 1915WH2431.jpg 
LSE0174The Balkins Trouble. "The trouble in the Balkans is still simmering." - Daily Pyper. Abdul: "I seem to have fallen on bad times! In fact I'm a cooked Turkey!"David Low (1891-1963)03 Dec 1908LSE0174.jpg 
WH2703Big and Little Willie discuss a Great Plot. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden13 Oct 1914WH2703.jpg 
WH0705Big and Little Willie as Samsons [on reverse]W.K. Haselden08 Jan 1916WH0705.jpg 
MC0613"Talk with Krushev, eh? You British don't seem to know how to stand up to dictators..."Michael Cummings20 Apr 1959MC0613.jpg 
WH2666How the Willies can use up their iron crosses. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden23 Dec 1914WH2666.jpg 
WH3921Extract from Big Willie's speeches No. 6 [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden28 Jan 1915WH3921.jpg 
WH2645Big and Little Willies Christmas Tree. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden07 Dec 1914WH2645.jpg 
WH2680Big and Little Willies Big and Little Heads. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden26 Oct 1914WH2680.jpg 
WH2693Big and Little Willies latest fear. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: ... that, with the forcing of the Dardanelles, will come for them one of the nastiest knocks they have received during the whole war. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden16 Mar 1915WH2693.jpg 
WH2698What it really means. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden17 Jan 1915WH2698.jpg 
WH0707Big and Little Willie and the policeman [on reverse]W.K. Haselden16 Dec 1916WH0707.jpg 
WH0708Suggested occupations for Big Willy [on reverse]W.K. Haselden15 Nov 1918WH0708.jpg 
WH2677Big and Little Willie and our Recruits. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: At the beginning of the war it was given out everywhere in Germany that Lord Kitchener could not raise the recruit for his new Army. As the recruits poured in the laughter on this subject became less loud. Now it is almost inaudible. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden18 Nov 1914WH2677.jpg 
WH1499Trials of the Wounded No.2W.K. Haselden09 Nov 1916WH1499.jpg 
WH0433A suggestion for the War Lord Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden24 Nov 1915WH0433.jpg 
WH2655What the Willies told the Turk. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden16 Dec 1914WH2655.jpg 
GS0051The return from Essex. You did your best and \Unearly\u killed a baby at Colchester. So here's an Iron cross for you.Sidney 'George' StrubeJan 1915GS0051.jpg 
WH2701Gems from Big Willie's speeches No. 5. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden23 Jan 1915WH2701.jpg 
WH2644How the Willies mean to win the war. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden08 Dec 1914WH2644.jpg 
WH3924Premature jubilation of the Willies. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden11 Jan 1915WH3924.jpg 
WH0706The Willies' 2nd war Christmas No 3 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden24 Dec 1915WH0706.jpg 
WH0112What did the Tsar say to the Kaiser?
Printed under published cartoon: At least a dozen explanations have been given of the subjects discussed by the two Emperors at their mysterious meetings. If they are all authentic, the Tsar's head must be in a perfect whirl.
W.K. Haselden28 Jul 1905WH0112.jpg 
WH0253Why did the Kaiser build Dreadnoughts [on reverse]
Kaiser v Eng. Navy [on reverse]
Published under cartoon: Under the personal supervision of the Kaiser a great German fleet of super-Dreadnoughts was constructed, each ship an improvement on the British ships, so we were told. The Kaiser would be Admiral of the Atlantic, he said: but the only German Dreadnought on the high seas since war began was the Goeben, and she ran away and hid in the Dardanelles. There are none in the Atlantic. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden. Reprinted)
W.K. Haselden25 Sep 1914WH0253.jpg 
WH0416Little Willie who never grew up [on reverse]W.K. Haselden07 Apr 1915WH0416.jpg 
WH0054Russo Jap loan [on reverse]
Published caption: Russia watches enviously the success of the Japanese loan.
Printed under published cartoon: While France and Germany both decline to lend Russia money to carry on the war with, Japan finds both Britain and America only too anxious to let her have as much as she likes to ask for.
W.K. Haselden30 Mar 1905WH0054.jpg 
WH0715How Winston deceived the Willies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden14 Nov 1916WH0715.jpg 
WH0550War scares on the quarrelsome continent [on reverse]W.K. Haselden07 Nov 1908WH0550.jpg 
WH0422Big Willie's war with his moustache [on reverse]W.K. Haselden17 Apr 1915WH0422.jpg 
WH0737Big and Little Willie's lengthening march [on reverse]
Published notes under cartoon: "They began, a year ago, by saying and believing that it would all be over in a week or two. Then it was all going to be over in a month or two. Now they are beginning to wonder when it will be over. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
Second publication caption: A long long long way for the Willies [on reverse]
W.K. Haselden02 Aug 1915WH0737.jpg 
WH0396The powers and the Balkan war [on reverse]W.K. Haselden16 Oct 1912WH0396.jpg 
WH2654The Willies Presents for the Troops [on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: Kaiser and Clown Prince were going to provide
the most agreeable Christmas surprise out of Santa Claus's lucky bag for their hard-tasked
troops. It looks as though the wrong presents had somehow got into the bag, however, and as
though the troops would be once more disappointed. - (By Mr. W.K.Haselden)
W.K. Haselden14 Dec 1914WH2654.jpg 
16022[No caption]Nicholas Garland31 Jul 196916022.jpg 
GS0066[no caption]Sidney 'George' Strube10 Nov 1918GS0066.jpg 
WH0702The Willies as Max and Moritz no.5 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden19 Jan 1916WH0702.jpg 
WH2665Big and Little Willie as Modern Joshuas. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: The walls of Jericho fell at the sound of Joshua's trumpet. Evidently Kaiser and Clown Prince think that modern walls are going to act just like that - because, advancing upon Warsaw, the German troops were orderd to shout "Give up Warsaw!" as tjhough it were a question of megaphone orders. Warwaw remained as before. And so it has proved with all the other cities under which the Willies have blown their megaphones instead of trumpets. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden04 Jan 1915WH2665.jpg 
WH0704The Willies as Max and Moritz no.3 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden14 Jan 1916WH0704.jpg 
WH2707John Bull's ;ast shock. We don't think. [caption on reverse] 'John Bull always bears the first few bad knocks with calm. They nerve him for further effort. But how on earth is he to bear the news that the Kaiser has given up being an Englishmen? Oh, save us from this humiliation! - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)W.K. Haselden31 Aug 1914WH2707.jpg 
WH0703The Willies as Max and Moritz No 2 [on reverse]W.K. Haselden12 Jan 1916WH0703.jpg 
WDN0466"When two lions roar along the shore - "
["While I would at the present moment decry any action which would cause embarrassment even to the present Government that I loathe - (cheers) - at the same time I undertake when we have beaten Germany we will turn again and defend Ulster, and we will beat Ulster's enemies also, and the first act of your Provisional Government will be to repeal the Home Rule Bill so far as it concerns Ulster. (Loud cheers.) Yes, and we will do it, not by a scrap of paper, but, if necessary, by our brave Volunteers." - Sir Edward Carson, who evidently does not so much want to end the horrors of the war on the Continent as to transplant them to Ulster.]
William (Emperor of Germany): "And we built so much on you in Potsdam!"
Edward (the Black Prince of Ulster): "Ah, misguided rival. Do you not see that this little Europe is too small for two such War Lords as we! Just wait until you are broken, and then - !!!!
Dyson; Will (1880-1938)03 Oct 1914WDN0466.jpg 
LSE0917The confusion of cables.David Low (1891-1963)01 Aug 1918LSE0917.jpg 
LSE0914The look before the leap.David Low (1891-1963)18 Jul 1918LSE0914.jpg 
WH2669Fraternising and Frightfulness. A .... lesson. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden09 Jan 1915WH2669.jpg 
WH2702Since the zeppelin scare is a failure. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden22 Jan 1915WH2702.jpg 
WH0756Published caption: Big and Little Willies' "Voluntary" Retreat
Printed under published cartoon: They are celebrating their "triumphant withdrawal" from France with a great deal of clamour and boasting. According to them, they are winning by walking backwards! - (By W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden27 Mar 1917WH0756.jpg 
WH3922Through Hohenzollern glasses [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden12 Nov 1914WH3922.jpg 
WH0272If things went on the stage [on reverse]W.K. Haselden10 Jan 1907WH0272.jpg 
LSE0923Lohengrin's farewell to the swan.David Low (1891-1963)05 Sep 1918LSE0923.jpg 
WH2663Big Willie as Ventriloquist Entertainer. [captin on reverse]W.K. Haselden30 Dec 1914WH2663.jpg 
WH2688Some war faces to the Two Willies. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden22 Dec 1914WH2688.jpg 
WH1735Silver Bullets in Germany and Britain [on reverse]W.K. Haselden15 Jul 1915WH1735.jpg 
WH0435The Willies second war Xmas [on reverse]W.K. Haselden22 Dec 1915WH0435.jpg 
WH0731Lend your money for victory [on reverse]W.K. Haselden09 Jan 1917WH0731.jpg 
WH2674Big and Little Willies Dash to "Anywhere"W.K. Haselden30 Oct 1914WH2674.jpg 
VY1118"Give him the tools, he'll finish the job!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]03 Mar 1958VY1118.jpg 
WH2711What the Willies hoped would happen. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden19 Oct 1914WH2711.jpg 
MC0289"They couldn't bust the British, but we dont even have to try..."Michael Cummings22 Mar 1957MC0289.jpg 
WH2419Strange Adventures of the Peace Party No. 3. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden16 Dec 1915WH2419.jpg 
WH0779The triumph of Germany [on reverse]W.K. Haselden10 May 1915WH0779.jpg 
LSE0073Unusually cordial relations. Berlin August 12. The interview between King Edward and The Kaiser is described as unusually cordial. The German press minimise its importance. Ned: Now, Bill, don't be crusty! Be as nice as you can! Can't you see the reporters are looking!" Bill: As my Uncle I vorship you, Sir, but as a monarch I am as good as you, and a jamsight!" [sic]David Low (1891-1963)20 Aug 1908LSE0073.jpg 
WH0748Big Willies' order of the boot [on reverse]W.K. Haselden01 Sep 1916WH0748.jpg 
WH0672Forgotten guest [on reverse]
Published caption: A forgotten guest anxious for trouble.
Printed under published cartoon: The German Emperor, it is reported, is very much upset because Great Britain, France, Spain, and Morocco have arranged their affairs without reference to his feelings.
W.K. Haselden19 Jun 1905WH0672.jpg 
WH0753Big and Little Willies' Baghdad trick [on reverse]W.K. Haselden13 Mar 1917WH0753.jpg 
WH0078John Bull on German defeat: S. Africa [on reverse]
Published caption: German defeat in South Africa.
Printed under published cartoon: John Bull: "Suppose I sent a telegram of congratulation to Chief Witbooi, who has annihilated German troops? Let me see, how did the Kaiser work his telegram to Kruger in 1896? Oh, yes, here it is! It would do without change, if I had the bad taste to send it." (Reads.) "I congratulate you most heartily upon the fact that you have succeeded, without appealing to the aid of friendly Powers, and solely relying upon your own people and energy, in overcoming the armed crowds which had entered your country as disturbers of the peace, and in restoring peace and the independence of your country as against attacks from without."
W.K. Haselden22 Sep 1905WH0078.jpg 
WH2656Big and Little Willies Fancy Dress Failure. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: As bogus Turks they did very well. Anybody can take in the Ottoman Government. With Italy and America it won't work at all. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden11 Dec 1914WH2656.jpg 
WDN0329Air raids and expectations.
Wilhelm (to Count Zeppelin): "Ah, Zeppelin: we started air raids to break the spirit of the British - and we have to continue them to keep up the spirit of the Germans."
Dyson; Will (1880-1938)06 Sep 1916WDN0329.jpg 
LSE0925Hastening the inevitable. Bill: "Vell, Fate vill settle it. Here goes for a toss. Tails ve vin, heads ve do a perish." Karl: "Better use your double-headed penny."David Low (1891-1963)19 Sep 1918LSE0925.jpg 
WH0999The Willies Presents for the Troops [on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: Kaiser and Clown Prince were going to provide the most agreeable Christmas surprise out of Santa Claus's lucky bag for their hard-tasked troops. It looks as though the wrong presents had somehow got into the bag, however, and as though the troops would be once more disappointed. - (By Mr. W.K.Haselden)
W.K. Haselden14 Dec 1914WH0999.jpg 
LSE0907Proving his bona fides. The hawker: "I vant to make a deal so much dot I put up der price higher and higher and STILL she don't go off!"David Low (1891-1963)06 Jun 1918LSE0907.jpg 
GS0032The Kaiser's Kalendar for 1915. Or The Dizzy Dream of Demented Willie.Sidney 'George' Strube(1915)GS0032.jpg 
WH2705Big and Little Willies' Reinforcements. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden29 Oct 1914WH2705.jpg 
WH0431"The Willies" Game of follow my leader [on reverse]W.K. Haselden23 Aug 1915WH0431.jpg 
WH2662What the old year leaves for the Willies. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden31 Dec 1914WH2662.jpg 
WH0722When Little Willie came home [on reverse]W.K. Haselden08 May 1916WH0722.jpg 
WH1819Other work than your own [on reverse]W.K. Haselden20 Jul 1915WH1819.jpg 
WH2653Big and Little Willies Ways with the Turk. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden04 Nov 1914WH2653.jpg 
LSE6991"Come Inside!"David Low (1891-1963)31 Aug 1923LSE6991.jpg 
WH0103Entente Cordiale [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden10 Jul 1905WH0103.jpg 
VY0035"... and you know that you can trust us!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]22 Mar 1954VY0035.jpg 
WH0721Big and Little Willie's "Victories" [on reverse]W.K. Haselden15 Jun 1916WH0721.jpg 
WH2675Big and Little Willies Tug of War. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden14 Nov 1914WH2675.jpg 
WH2687The Willies War Mask. A study in faces. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden21 Dec 1914WH2687.jpg 
WH0669Big and Little Willie take the poets in hand [on reverse]W.K. Haselden02 Feb 1915WH0669.jpg 
WH0421From eagle of war to dove of peace [on reverse]W.K. Haselden15 Apr 1915WH0421.jpg 
WH2427Big and Little Willies Quick Change. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden21 Apr 1915WH2427.jpg 
WH2421What the Willies now say about the War. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden29 Mar 1915WH2421.jpg 
WH2661"On" or "In". Big Willies little slip. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden12 Dec 1914WH2661.jpg 
GS0029You bungler! Not a single baby killed? Only two English women killed. Call that warfare?Sidney 'George' Strube1915GS0029.jpg 
WH0724Big and Little Willie still making faces [on reverse]W.K. Haselden08 Apr 1916WH0724.jpg 
WH0730John Bull fights with both hands [on reverse]W.K. Haselden11 Jan 1916WH0730.jpg 
WH0728Little Willie as fallen footlight favourite [on reverse]W.K. Haselden17 Mar 1916WH0728.jpg 
LSE0158Kaiser Bill's Dilemma Bill: "Tunder and blittzen! After the mailed fist wire to old Kruger, I must be very very careful!"David Low (1891-1963)29 Oct 1908LSE0158.jpg 
WH0735The Willies as Max and Moritz [on reverse]W.K. Haselden12 Jan 1916WH0735.jpg 
PC1871[no caption]Harry Horse [Richard Horne]27 May 1997PC1871.jpg 
GS0750It's that vamp againSidney 'George' Strube09 Sep 1950GS0750.jpg 
VY0203"I always did think we were premature to commit suicide, Mein Fuhrer"Vicky [Victor Weisz]12 Nov 1954VY0203.jpg 
WH2689Sad experience of Big and Little Willie No. 2 [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden05 Oct 1914WH2689.jpg 
WH0432Little Willies laurels still waiting [on reverse]W.K. Haselden01 Oct 1915WH0432.jpg 
MC0765"Daddy. I thought you'd stopped fighting the last war..."Michael Cummings02 Mar 1960MC0765.jpg 
WH0434Great Britain at last [on reverse]W.K. Haselden13 Dec 1915WH0434.jpg 
WH0429Their new educational programme [on reverse]W.K. Haselden23 Jul 1915WH0429.jpg 
WH0734How the Willies treat German babies [on reverse]W.K. Haselden10 Jan 1916WH0734.jpg 
WH2686Sad Experience of Big and Little Willie. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden14 Oct 1914WH2686.jpg 
WH2670Fall in and help to finsih them. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden07 Nov 1914WH2670.jpg 
WH4716AGems from Big Willie's speeches. Extract No. 3. [caption on reverse]W.K. Haselden20 Jan 1915WH4716A.jpg 
MC0403[no caption]Michael Cummings22 Nov 1957MC0403.jpg 
ILW0067Published caption: The Ex-Kaiser: 'Again!'Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197911 May 1940ILW0067.jpg 
WH0741Was "Tirps" really very ill [on reverse]W.K. Haselden20 Mar 1916WH0741.jpg 
LSE8777What, again?David Low (1891-1963)12 Sep 1961LSE8777.jpg 
WH0412Big Willie's worries with family illness [on reverse]W.K. Haselden25 Mar 1915WH0412.jpg 
WH0565"A change for the better" [on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon:
King Edward: that's better, William; much more like the real thing than -
Emperor william: Ah, yes; that other portrait was quite a mistake. I've had it taken away. (The tone of the German Press is very different now from what it was during the Boer War. Then John Bull was represented as a bloodthirsty and brutal ruffian. Now the Germans are most anxious to be friends).
W.K. Haselden25 Jun 1904WH0565.jpg 
WH0673Can Russia rise again? [on reverse]W.K. Haselden30 May 1905WH0673.jpg 
WH0124Unpopularity - Kaiser as King Gama [on reverse]
Published caption: Unpopularity. Printed under published cartoon: Kaiser (as King Gama)
sings:- "Although I try to make myself as pleasant as I can, Yet everybody says I'm such a
disagreeable man, And I can't tell why!" ("Princess Ida". Gilbert & Sullivan)
W.K. Haselden06 Oct 1905WH0124.jpg 
WH2696The Willies pirate photograph fails. [caption on reverse]
Printed under published cartoon: They hoped to be a success with America in their new pirates' get-up. It looks, however, as though America objected very strongly to this disguise. - (By Mr. W.K. Haselden)
W.K. Haselden16 Feb 1915WH2696.jpg 
GS0033The hymn of eightSidney 'George' Strube18 Mar 1915GS0033.jpg 
NG0491[No caption]Nicholas Garland31 Jul 1969NG0491.jpg 
CU0333Retired Monarchs ClubMichael Cummings28 Jul 1952CU0333.jpg 
MC0779[No caption]Michael Cummings03 Apr 1960MC0779.jpg 
02306"Careful, Mr. Acheson! We turned up for that funeral, but our own came first"Michael Cummings09 Dec 196202306.jpg 
MC1188"Careful, Mr. Acheson! We turned up for that funeral, but our own came first"Michael Cummings09 Dec 1962MC1188.jpg 
MC0523If only we'd exported the British weekend .. by Cummings "Non, not now! Anyway, an army marches on its stomach" 1. "Really, Colonel-General, don't you realise I shall be on the grouse moors with George Hanover on the 12th!" 2. "Ach, Herr general, you exhaust my patience! I'm playing a four-ball with Hermann that day"Michael Cummings05 Aug 1958MC0523.jpg 
DL1542Low's topical budgetDavid Low (1891-1963)07 Oct 1939DL1542.jpg 
LSE0822Low's topical budgetDavid Low (1891-1963)07 Oct 1939LSE0822.jpg 
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