History Highlights, Prussia...Northern Germany

Even Frederick the Great was a target of contemporaneous political sarcasim

Political cartoons are not new…yes, they were even used during the reign of Frederick the Great…this image and text was distributed in Frederick’s time and was considered a parody, poking a sarcastic finger at the degree of loyalty within Prussian ranks. It shows Frederick surrounded by his amazingly loyal Infantry…the text states: Du bist noch der alte Fritz… Du theilst jede Gefahr mit uns… Für Dich sterben wir gern!, which translates to: You are still the old Fritz…you share every danger with us, for you we gladly die!

Text Du bist noch der alte Fritz Du theilst jede Gefahr mit uns. Für Dich sterben wir gern! Friedrich II.

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