To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, cartoons from 'The Railway Review', weekly newspaper of the National Union of Railwaymen, have been digitised and made available online. The cartoons, drawn by 'DIN', date from August 1914 to December 1918, and include satirical comment on railway working conditions and management, wartime social problems (including profiteering and food shortages), the introduction of women workers, the 1918 general election and plans for post-war reconstruction.
Other documents relating to the First World War are included in our online exhibition First World War 100: conflict and commemoration.
Cartoons by category:
War conditions and the working class
Profiteers, Brit'Huns' and armchair patriots
Women workers on the railways
Against autocracy, militarism and conscription
Government, Labour and the khaki election
Nationalisation and railway management
Railwaymen at war
The National Union of Railwaymen at wartime
Christmas greetings from The Railway Review