- Author: BOBY, R (artist)
- Publisher: Barant & Gallon, Tours (publishers)
- Date: 1914
- Dimensions: 14 x 8.9 cms
A rare satirical map postcard depicting the German retreat after the First Battle of the Marne (September 1914)
About this piece:
Le coup de balai [Cleaning up]
Printed colours. Used. Nicely preserved example.
Attractive and uncommon French map postcard by artist R Boby, published by the Tours firm of Barbot & Gallon in late 1914. It offers a satirical perspective on the decisive French victory at the First Battle of the Marne: a giant French soldier, wearing the red cap of Liberty, sweeps clean France’s north-eastern territories, the massed ranks of lilliputian German invaders retreating in disarray, as Indian, British & Belgian allies look on.