Country Round Dixton Manor, c.1725 (oil on canvas) (detail of 18102)
CHE68504 Country Round Dixton Manor, c.1725 (oil on canvas) (detail of 18102) by English School, (18th century); The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council; (add.info.: Dixton Harvesters;); PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; English, out of copyright.
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Mr A.W. (Jack) Pearce of Lymington, Hampshire is out to beat the world horse ploughing
Mr A.W. (Jack) Pearce of Lymington, Hampshire is out to beat the world horse ploughing record of 263 firsts and 100 cups. He is 64 and in fifty years he has won 231 first prizes and championships which includes 74 cups. At the moment he is competing in everty horse ploughing match he can find. Picture shows Jack Pearce having a very welcome drink during one of his successful matches. 16th October 1957.
© John Topham / TopFoto.co.uk
Bystander front cover, Bairnsfather cartoon, German shells
Alas! My poor brother Cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather on the front cover of The Bystander showing a stereotypical German munitions worker pouring glycerine into a shell case and opining, Alas! My poor brother. The cartoon was a comment on unsubstantiated claims in the British press, specifically the Daily Mail, about the existence of the Kadaververwertungsanstalten (literally Corpse-Utilization Factories), also sometimes called the German Corpse-Rendering Works or Tallow Factory A story was spread that because fats were so scarce in Germany due to the British naval blockade, German battlefield corpses were rendered down for fat, which was then used to manufacture nitroglycerine, candles, lubricants, and even boot dubbing. It was supposedly operated behind the front lines by the DAVG-Deutsche Abfall-Verwertungs Gesellschaft (German Offal Utilization Company). It was one of the most tasteless anti-German propagandist rumours of the war, and magazine cartoonists used it as a theme at the time the story broke such as in the case of this cover by Bairnsfather. By the 1920s, it became clear that the story had been fabricated. Date: 1917
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans