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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2015.x.503 2015-10-20T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-02-19T01:43:56.743Z 40 humour/wars propaganda/wars [New Zealand] satirical postcard : Kaiser Wilhelm's letter to his cousin King George V, WW1 This card plays upon the relationship between the royals. Kaiser Wilhem II, King George V and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia were cousins, all grandchildren of Queen Victoria. Although marked as a New Zealand Postcard it probably originated in Great Britain. some v ersions of the same 'letter; are printed in black ad red. Another postcard in the same vein is titled "Who'll Kill Kaiser Bill?', based on the verse, "Who Killed Cock Robin?" New Zealand satirical anti-German postcard, WW1 Potsdam Berlin, September, 1914 / Mine Dear Cousin, How vos you going along? How you vos? Do not kom to see me for I like not your ships. I vos kom to see you if you MOVE DEM SHIPS AWAY. Do not be frightened I kom for your goots! / Vot I kom for? Vot I vanted? I vants der leedle Bank von England for mine Frau. I vants der dockyards, mein Gott! Take dem big ships away AND I KOM AT ONCE. I vants der leedle Isle von Wight and her luffly Cows ver I shall hold vun big regatta. I vant dose leedle places, India, Canadas, Australias, for mine sohns. I haf seven (HOCH DER KRON PRINZ), and der each vants von ver he can sit in der sun and eat his Leber Wurst and trink his Laager, Deutschland uber Alles. Top dog. / Gott im Himmel, you have much more dan is goot for you, mine dear cousin. But Ireland I vants not. No! Der Teufel! / Hearty Greetings from wilhelm. / p.s. - MOVE DEM SHIPS AWAY OR I GET ANGRY AND KOM NOT. reverse: printed: NEW ZEALAND POST CARD (unused) postcard
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