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Newspaper political cartoons from World War One

3 July 2014 Last updated at 14:37 BST

Political cartoons today can highlight claims of political inadequacies and provide a sideways look at current affairs.

But during World War One, they had more of a message to satirise and debunk the German threat and raising British spirits.

The Daily Politics looked at a series of modern cartoons looking at the run-up to war a century ago, and some images from the era, with the Guardian's Steve Bell, along with Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College.

BBC World War One index

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