Punch,  59 (1870), 241.

Charming Military Suggestion



Essay, Drollery


War, Animal Behaviour, Zoological Gardens, Gender

    Discusses a letter in the Morning Post from a female correspondent who suggested that Parisians might fight the Prussian army by setting upon them 'all the wild animals of the Jardin des Plantes'. Points out that 'no man can wonder that' such wild animals would 'most likely turn their tails and attack their proprietors the Parisians', but considers it a 'happy thing' for nations to fight each other with 'savage and ferocious beasts'.

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