Ghosts and Apparitions in Punch Cartoons

Ghosts at Versailles. Published in Punch 7 May 1919. Kaiser Wilhelm II ponders the very different negotiations at Versailles in 1871 when Germany was the triumphant victor of the Franco-Prussian War. The shades of Otto von Bismarck and his grandfather Wilhelm I appear before the recalcitrant Kaiser. By Bernard Partridge © Punch Ltd

Ghosts at Versailles. Published in Punch 7 May 1919. Kaiser Wilhelm II ponders the very different negotiations at Versailles in 1871 when Germany was the triumphant victor of the Franco-Prussian War. The shades of Otto von Bismarck and his grandfather Wilhelm I appear before the recalcitrant Kaiser. By Bernard Partridge © Punch Ltd