Friday, June 9, 2017

Inside a U-boat

If you have ever toured the U-505 at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry or seen the movie Das Boot, you have gained an appreciation of the claustrophobic feeling of submarine service. These 1915 illustrations from Tony Langley's collection are two of the best I've seen from the Great War at capturing that. Felix Schwormst√§dt (work shown above) was a German painter who created dramatic illustrations during the First World War for the magazine Illustrierte Zeitung.  Below is  Johann Bahr's drawing from the satirical magazine  Lustige Bl√§tter, which is amusing, but makes the same point.

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