"Les Mains fraternelles"; Les Mots et les Maux de la Guerre 1
image: A wretched and disabled civilian, possibly Belgian, lurches from right to left in profile across the composition.
He wears only shirt, trousers and a sash. His shirtsleeves are rolled up exposing two stumps, his hands having been amputated by German
troops. Behind him, on a wall, is posted a large typographic bill, headed 'CONGRESS DE LONDRES'. Below the composition, the subtitle is
text: [subtitle] Y'm' les ont coupées, eh
No. 1 in incomplete series of ten lithographs 'Les Mots et les Maux de la Guerre'; portfolio folder is IWM BUTE 177,
individual prints are part-numbered
French First World War popular art and propaganda often portrayed the invading German troops as barbarians capable of a
range of atrocities, including mutilation as depicted here.