Punch,  45 (1863), 247.

The Yankee Hercules



News-Commentary, Drollery


Military Technology, Steamships

    Discusses an article in a 'Popular American paper' which boasts about the 'impregnable ship-armour of the Yankees' and proposes that it could force London to surrender by anchoring a 'Dunderberg' opposite the metropolis. Replies to this latter proposal by arguing from the example of the Battle of Bull Run that the Yankees 'would be more likely to skedaddle on the first opportunity' than to take London in this way.

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