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Remember Belgium

"Remember Belgium"
-by Ellsworth Young

In 1914, when Germany invaded Belgium, newspapers described the act as the "Rape of Little Belgium." Afterwards, the German soldier was often depicted as a savage "Hun," an offensive term harking back to the nomadic tribe that had terrorized Europe under their barbaric leader, Attila, in the fifth century A.D. Ellsworth Young's illustration portrays an evil German soldier as a Hun, leading an innocent Belgian girl off, seemingly to be raped.

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