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Tenniel bio

Self-portrait of John Tenniel, ca. 1889
Born 28 February 1820
Bayswater, London, England
Died 25 February 1914 (aged 93)
London, England
Nationality English
Field Children's Literature
Sir John Tenniel (Bayswater, London, 28 February 1820 - 25 February 1914) was a British illustrator, graphic humorist and political cartoonist whose work was prominent during the second half of England's 19th century. Tenniel is considered important to the study of that period's social, literary, and art histories. Tenniel is most noted for two major accomplishments: he was the principal political cartoonist for England's Punch magazine for over 50 years, and he was the artist who illustrated Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
Alice's Adventure

The Middle East World War I

1914 - 1918

The Great War


Great War: 1914 A

By Raven Hill, 'Punch', November 11, 1914

Turkish Armenian Massacres
Turkey Armenian map

Turkey Armenian Massacre A

By Raven Hill, 'Punch', October 23, 1915

'Over the Corpse of Arminia.'

Turkey Armenia B

Artist Unknown, 'Harper's Weekly', 1915

Turkey Armenian B

By Pearce, 'Rocky Mountain News', Denver, August 1919

Turkey Armenia Masscre C

'Philadelphia Inquire', 1919

Turkey Armenia D

Battle for the Suez Canal

1915 - 1916

Suez Canal map

Turkish army strikes across the Suez Canal in Pontoon boats but are repelled by
British forces. The next attempt to force a crossing of the canal to the 'Africa' side will
occur 58 years later. Whats more, the attack will take place in the same canal vicinity.

World War I 1915

By Raven HIll, 'Punch', February 10, 1915

German officer treading the Sinai Desert on the way to the Suez Canal.

Battle for the Suez Canal A

By Raven Hill, 'Punch', January 12, 1916

On the banks of the Suez Canal.

1853-1916/Battle for the Suez Canal pic 2

Cartoons from 'The Day', New York, 1916

Battle for the Suez Canal C

By Brereton, C.B., 'Reveille', Sydney Australia

New Zealand troops, Feb. 1915, in the 'Battle of the Suez Canal'.

Battle for the Suez Canal D

By La Gurre, 'Documentée French', February 3, 1915

'Indian Expeditionary Force" repulses a Turkish attack on the Suez Canal. Feb 3, 1915

Battle for the Suez Canal E

From 'The Passing Show', Montreal Star, February, 1917

World War One
British forces clear the Ottoman/Turkish forces out ot the Sinai Desert.

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