Entente cordiale

Cartoon commenting on Anglo-Irish relations in 1912

This cartoon by John Fergus O’Hea shows John Bull (Britain) and Hibernia (Ireland) shaking hands in front of the burning fire of an Entente Cordiale. O’Hea, who worked under the pseudonym Spex, was one of the most prolific Irish political cartoonists of his time. The cartoon suggests that love is in the air, although Hibernia seems a little unsure.

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