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est mort depuis longtemps
image: a caricatured Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, seated on a toy horse that pulls a military drum and a small cannon,
moves towards a border sign marked 'Frontiere'. Above him Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary is depicted as a spider in a web. The Kaiser is
depicted with his typical distinctive moustache and an upturned nose, a reference to the supposed inter-breeding amongst European royal
families. Franz Josef also wears his distinctive facial hair. This illustration casts the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary in a
humorous light, depicting the Kaiser as a childish boy playing at soldiers and Franz Josef as a hideous old arachnid, as they contemplate
the invasion of France in 1914.