Cartoon by Pielert on Franco-German military cooperation (25 September 1987)

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‘Great-grandchildren. “Bold Sparrow” initiative’. On 25 September 1987, German cartoonist Klaus Pielert paints an ironic picture of the first major joint military manoeuvres between France and Germany, code-named ‘Bold Sparrow’, in West Germany. French President François Mitterrand (on the left) and Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl (on the right), in uniform, toast the new military cooperation between the FRG and France. In the background, the two paintings depict the bloody wars (1870–71 and 1914–18) between the two countries, which are now part of history. Yesterday’s enemies have become partners and friends.

Source and copyright

Source: PIELERT, Klaus "Die Urenkel. Manöver "Kecker Spatz"" dans Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung Zeitungsverlag Ruhrgebiet GmbH & Co. Essen KG. 25.09.1971, p 1.

Copyright: (c) Klaus Pielert

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Cartoon by Pielert on Franco-German military cooperation (25 September 1987)