• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1899-11-03
  • Publisher
  • Washington Post Company.
  • Description
  • This illustration entitled, "John Bull Feels the Need of a Mule Manager", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on November 3, 1899, shows the difficulty the British had in gaining provisions sent by the U.S. government to alleviate the stress and suffering of British soldiers and civilians due to Boer sieges during the Second Boer War. Paul Kruger led the Boers in siege of British strongholds when the Second B... more
    This illustration entitled, "John Bull Feels the Need of a Mule Manager", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on November 3, 1899, shows the difficulty the British had in gaining provisions sent by the U.S. government to alleviate the stress and suffering of British soldiers and civilians due to Boer sieges during the Second Boer War. Paul Kruger led the Boers in siege of British strongholds when the Second Boer War began in October of 1899 in South Africa. This cartoon depicts John Bull, the British equivalent of Uncle Sam, attempting to tame a mule signifying U.S. aid sent in hopes to alleviate some of the stress brought on by the Boer siege. Kruger hides over the hill employing guerrilla tactics to prevent the British people from getting the food. Ultimately the cartoon emphasizes the chaos of the first weeks of the war when the Boer sieges successfully caused the British soldiers and civilians a lot of suffering. less
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  • Unrestricted