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"There is no doubt a certain unfairness in the inevitable wartime method of laying the burden of the crimes of war upon this or that pair of shoulders. Princes in particular must pay this penalty attached to their august station. And few can have less just reason to complain than this slim heir of the Hohenzollerns who so thirsted for the glory of war...if, as the artist suggests, and the plainest reading of the facts of the fruitless Verdun assault seems to confirm, lives of men were squandered in a reckless attempt to save the princeling's face...then does he richly deserve the grim decoration with which in the name of infamy he is here invested [by his father] -- the Order of Butchery, with knives." Joseph Thorp, Kulture in Cartoons, 1917.