Abstract: A political cartoon satirizing Turkey’s unwillingness to cooperate with Germany, their allies. In Russian, ‘fig’ has a double meaning: fig tree and rude hand gesture with sexual overtones. In this cartoon Turkey is caricatured as a fig tree with fruit that a German soldier would like to pluck, but they have refused to cooperate and are showing the German the rude hand gesture (‘pokazat’ figu’).
High resolution image of a political cartoon from the Russian newspaper Газета Копейка (Gazeta Kopeika) 9 / 22 October 1914. Available in digitally enhanced Russian and English versions
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