Punch,  55 (1868), 45.

Major Palliser's Heavy Charges

Egomet Ipse


Letter, Spoof


Military Technology, Experiment, Morality, Patronage

    Tells Mr Punch of his interest in a newspaper article reassuring tax-payers that the gun which recently burst at Shoeburyness was Palliser's private property and was an 'experimental' weapon. Questions the wording of the article insofar as it suggests that taxpayers will be mean-spirited enough to welcome Palliser's loss. Points out that the 'British Public always makes a point of compensating every one who loses either money, life, or limb in its service'.

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