Kriegs-Rätsel [War Riddle]

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM PST 12963
Department
Art and Popular Design
Place made
Germany
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph and letterpress
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 475 mm, Width 532 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: Poster
Creator
Category
posters

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whole: the image occupies the upper two-thirds, with the title integrated and positioned top edge centre, in red outlined black. The text is separate and positioned, in the lower third, in black, and set against a white background. Further text is integrated and positioned in the upper two-thirds, in black. image: the fortified gateway to a city, defended by cannon and two soldiers with swords and shields. German flags hang from the city wall. A snake with four human heads, representing the Entente Powers, climbs a tree to try to get over the wall. text: KRIEGS-RÄTSEL 1914. Wie heisst der erste Gott der Briten? Was brauchen Dragoner zu ihren Ritten? Was nimmt Deutschland zurück (nur Geduld!) mit Zinsen? Wie heisst das Haustier der Montenegrinsen? Welche Titel verdienen Iswolski und Grey? Was in Rothosen steckt? (ist nicht einfach ... oh weh!) Was werden die Grossfürsten wohl durch den Krieg? Wird Deutschland erkämpfen zuletzt den Sieg? Ein 'Kriegs-Frauen-Name'? (den jeder wird kennen!) Wie darf sich der Engländer künftig nicht nennen? Mit welchem Tier sind Japaner verwandt? Wie wird richtig der deutsche Kriegsplan genannt? Mit welchem Gewehr schiesst der deutsche Soldat? Was entsteht in London, wenn Zeppelin naht? Wer hat in Russland die grösste Macht? Was tun Feinde, wenn 'Tante aus Essen' kracht? Wann ziehen sie ein in Berlin mit Trompeten? Womit überschwemmen sie alle Planeten? ANLEITUNG: Die Antwort auf jede 31 Fragen erhält man dadurch, dass man numerierte Wortteile (1-88) zusammenstellt, z. B. 'ge-ni-al'. Einzelne Antworten werden gebildet durch einen einzigen numerierten Wortteil, z. B. 'reich'. Alle numerierten Wortteile kommen nicht zur Verwendung. Fünf der fertiggebildeten Wörter haben kleine orthographische Fehler, wie z. B. 'dum' anstatt 'dumm'. Zur Kontrolle, ob man jede Frage richtig beantwortet, addiere man die Nummern der verwendeten Wortteile. Dabei ist zu beachten, dass diejenigen Nummern, die mehrmals verwendet werden, jedesmal mitgezählt werden müssen. Wenn sämtliche Fragen richtig beantwortet worden sind, so ergeben die zusammengezählten Nummern als Endsumme die Zahl 1914 Nachdruck verboten: Verlag Eduard F. Meyer, Berlin. W.50. Marburgerstr.1. Was wird Churchill, wenn er 'was von 'U 9' hört? Wer hat Rennenkampfs 'Fahrplan Berlin' zerstört? Was waren die Belgier? (Zweimal ist's zu lessen!) Was machen die Engländer 'wegen der Spesen?' Was fühlen die Franzmänner längst schon im Stillen? Was müssen sie sich vor'm deutschen Siegeswillen? Eine englische Stadt, die das 'Gruseln' wohl kennt? Was gibt man dem Feind nicht, der mordet und brennt? Sag', wer Mut hat zu bleiben neutral, trotz der Hetzen? Was feierten Russen auf friedlichen Plätzen? Was ist immer der Jap - kurz und gut - unbestritten? Wie heisst der entwickeltste Teil bei den Briten? Letzte Frage - kein Rätsel! Die Antwort kommt ohne Zweifel von allen einstimmig und prompt! Also höret: Wem danken und jubeln wir zu Wer kehrt wieder mit glorreichem Frieden und Ruh'? [War riddle 1914. What is the name of the first God of the British? What do dragoons need for their [‘rites’ mispelled? pun ‘rite/ride’?]? What will Germany take back (only patience!) with interest? What is the name of the Montenegrians’ domestic pet? Which title was earned by Iswolski and Grey? What is hidden in red trousers? (is not simple ... oh dear!) What will the grand princes surely become through the war? Will Germany ultimately win through to victory? A ‘war’ feminine name? (everyone knows this one!) How may the Englishman not refer to himself in the future? To which animal are the Japanese related? What is the correct name for the German war plan? With which rifle does the German soldier shoot? What happens in London when a Zeppelin approaches? Who in Russia has the greatest power? What do enemies do when 'Auntie from Essen' roars? When will they march into Berlin with trumpets? With what do they flood all planets? Instructions: The answer to all 31 questions is obtained by putting together the numbered word-fragments (1-88), e.g. 'ge-ni-al'. Some answers are formed by a single numbered word fragment, e.g. 'rich'. Not all numbered fragments get used. Five of the finished words have small spelling mistakes, such as e.g. 'dum' instead of 'dumm'. To check whether you have answered every question correctly, add up the numbers of the word-fragments used. Note that numbers used more than once need to be counted each time. If all questions have been answered correctly, the numbers added up give as the final total the number 1914. Reproduction prohibited: Publisher: Eduard F. Meyer, Berlin [address]. What does Churchill become when he hears about 'U 9'? Who destroyed Rennenkampf’s 'Berlin' timetable? What were the Belgians? (Needs to be read twice!) What do the English do 'about the expenses?' What have the French been feeling for a long time in secret? What must they do before the German determination to triumph? An English city that knows the meaning of ‘fear’ well? What does one not give the enemy who murders and burns? Say, who has courage to remain neutral, despite the propaganda? What do Russians celebrate in peaceful places? What is the Jap always – in short - indisputably? What is the most developed part of the British? Last question – no riddle! The answer comes without any doubt from everyone with unanimously and promptly! Then listen: Whom do we thank and cheer. Who returns with glorious peace and tranquillity?]

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