Persuading Tino

Political manipulation and the trafficking of antiquities. King Constantine of Greece (“Tino”) in a “traditional Greek” dress being persuaded to abandon the country’s neutrality and take side during World War I: on the left, France (“Marianne”) and Britain (“Britannia”), and on the right Kaiser Wilhelm II with the German Eagle decorating his shield and Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria – all dressed in “traditional ancient Greek” outfits. King Constatine was born to George I, King of Greece (originally a Danish Prince) and Queen Olga (originally a Russian Grand Duchess of the Romanov dynasty). A cartoon by John Bernard Partridge from the Punch (November 24, 1915). © 2012, Punch Ltd.