Photo, Print, Drawing The European War. The Defeat of the Germans near Warsaw.
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- The European War. The Defeat of the Germans near Warsaw.
- This print showing combat amongst trees and the defeat of the Germans in a battle near Warsaw is from the collection of World War I lubok posters held at the British Library. The caption explains: "The Siberian Corps demonstrated particular valor in the battles near Warsaw. They captured many prisoners of the 20th German Corps in the battle in the Moshidlovskii Forest. The 17th Corps delivered the main offensive in the area of Błonie and Pruszków and suffered the most. There, Siberians together with the Russian corps inflicted huge losses on the enemy. The Germans had tens of thousands of dead and wounded." Lubok is a Russian word for popular prints created from woodcuts, engravings, etchings, or later, by using lithography. The prints were often characterized by simple, colorful graphics depicting a narrative, and could also include text. Lubok gained popularity in Russia beginning in the late 17th century. The prints, which often depicted narratives from a historical event, literature, or a religious tale, were used to make such stories accessible to illiterate people. These expressive prints had a wide range in tone, from humorous to instructive to sharp political and social commentary. The images were clear and easy to understand, and some of the pictures were serialized, predecessors of the modern comic strip. Prints could be reproduced inexpensively, and were thus a way for the masses to display art at home. Initially, this artistic style was not taken seriously by the upper classes, but by the end of the 19th century, lubok was so well-regarded that it inspired professional artists. During World War I, lubok informed Russians about events on the frontlines, bolstered morale, and served as propaganda against enemy combatants.
Created / Published
- Moscow : M. A. Strel'tsov Lithography, [1914 to 1915]
- - Germany
- - Poland--Mazowieckie--Warsaw
- - Russian Federation
- - 1914 to 1915
- - Battles
- - Germany. Army
- - Lubok (Narrative art prints)
- - Russia. Army
- - Soldiers
- - War posters
- - World War, 1914-1918
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource at: The British Library.
- - Content in Russian.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- World War I
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The European War. The Defeat of the Germans near Warsaw. Russian Federation Poland Mazowieckie Germany Warsaw, 1914. [Moscow: M. A. Strel'tsov Lithography, to 1915] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669133/.
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(1914) The European War. The Defeat of the Germans near Warsaw. Russian Federation Poland Mazowieckie Germany Warsaw, 1914. [Moscow: M. A. Strel'tsov Lithography, to 1915] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669133/.
MLA citation style:
The European War. The Defeat of the Germans near Warsaw. [Moscow: M. A. Strel'tsov Lithography, to 1915] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669133/>.