In 1916, Thanksgiving fell on the last Thursday in November, not necessarily the fourth one; so 100 years ago today, Thanksgiving hadn't happened yet. Here's John McCutcheon's Thanksgiving Day cartoon of November 30, 1916:
|"The Face at the Window" by John McCutcheon for Chicago Tribune, November 30, 1916.|
|"Where Must I Pray for Papa?" by Abel Faivre in l'Echo, Paris, November 1, 1916|
|"Are You Ready to Make Munitions for Germany?" by Louis Raemaekers for De Telegraaf, Amsterdam, November, 1916|
|"To the Step-Fatherland" by Nelson Harding for Brooklyn Eagle, November, 1916|
|"Shall We Soon Be on the Rhine?" unsigned for Lustige Blaetter, Berlin, November, 1916|
|"So You Don't Like My Blacklist?" by E.N. for Meggendorfer Blaetter, Munich, November, 1916|
Further south, Serbian, French and Russian forces captured Monastir (present-day Bitola, Macedonia) from Bulgaria on November 19. 130,000 allied fighters died in the fighting or from disease while Germans and Bulgarian losses numbered about 61,000. The Monastir Offensive did not prove a decisive defeat of Germany's Balkan allies, and shelling of the city continued throughout the war.
Returning to this side of the pond, we find that Pancho Villa was still pestering the U.S. Army. I've run this cartoon before, and now that we've passed by its 100th birthday, here it is again. More leftovers.
|"Back Home" by Clive Weed for Philadelphia Public Ledger, November, 1916|
|"Breaking In Again" by Sidney Greene for New York Evening Telegram, November, 1916|
That's all, folks!