Over by Christmas: Dec. 22

Lloyd Williams’s The Great Raid (1909), like several other coming-war propaganda stories, was originally serialised in the magazine Black and White. It featured graphic illustrations by Christopher Clarke showing the devastation of London by an un-named invader. One character breathlessly reports: “I saw Buckingham Palace attacked – Scots Guards did their best – short of ammunition – shot down like pigs.” (Photograph from I. F. Clarke Archive).

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Over by Christmas. December 22. See the Advent calendar on the SC&A website.