Talk:The Fight at Dame Europa's School
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|Edition:||The Fight at Dame Europa's School, Showing How the German Boy Thrashed the French Boy; and How the English Boy Looked On. With 33 Illustrations by Thomas Nast. New York: Francis B. Felt & Co., [Copyright] 1871.|
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May be usefulEdit
We can also use <pages index="The Fight at Dame Europa's School.djvu" from=13 to=38 /> as the code.
On digging through some lit papers, I can find "A Fallen Idol: The Impact of the Franco-Prussian War on the Perception of Germany by British Intellellectuals" by Michael Pratt
- The International History Review, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov., 1985), pp. 543-575, published by: The International History Review
|“||In due course these forebodings found expression in imaginative literature. Henry Pullen, a minor cleric at Salisbury, wrote a short pamphlet, The Fight at Dame Europa's School, which enjoyed tremendous popularity. The school itself represents the community of European powers: Dame Europa's pupils ...
Pullen's satiric allegory is still amusing today. Its didactic purpose is clear, and in 1871 it conveyed a serious warning that England must prepare herself for what increasingly appeared a likely even — a German invasion. The popularity of the pamphlet (its sales exceeded 200,000 by late February) testify not only to its humour but also to the extent of the concern Englishmen felt about the threat of invasion...
- I don't know the history sufficiently, however, Childers was the Secretary of State for War in the 1870s. In this sort of work, often it can be one of the reasons to not wikilink a parody.<shrug> — billinghurst sDrewth 08:51, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
The rival fags are Billy and Bobby vs Ben and Hugh, thats Gladstone and Lowe (Liberals) vs Disraeli and Cairns (Tories). Childers is a Liberal who held office at this time (Navy Secretary), so he can't be the individual paired with Disraeli. However Cairns was a leading Tory. Drutt (talk) 09:24, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
While we're at it on names, it wouldn't hurt to add that the "Nicholas" mentioned early on is Nicholas I, and that "Constantine" should probably be linked to Abdulmecid I, Sultan of Turkey during the Crimean War. I imagine the name is in reference to Constantinople. Jrt989 (talk) 15:47, 24 May 2011 (UTC)