Punch,  52 (1867), 11.

Europe's Christmas-Tree



Poetry, Drollery


Military Technology, War

    Describes the gifts given to various European monarchs and statesmen. Notes that King Wilhelm I of Prussia received his 'passport / To power—a needle-gun', Emperor Napoleon III of France a Chassepot rifle, and John Bull a 'breech-loading, rifled / Ship cannon'.

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