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Other title(s):The mammal
Description:A German propaganda film that mocks the British Empire's expansion of its colonies in South Africa, Egypt, India and Jamaica. The film hits a darker note when John Bull turns from chubby Brit into a humongous octopus stretching his tentacles over the world prompting an attack by German submarines, aircrafts and a zeppelin. This is also an interesting example of an early German animation film.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / John Bull / Ceylon / Suez Canal / World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain / Great Britain -- Colonies / Germany / Politics and war / Air warfare / Submarine warfare / World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects -- Germany / World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain / World War, 1914-1918 -- Propaganda
Provider:Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen