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Bound for Berlin: the Great War game
Title : Bound for Berlin: the Great War game Bound for Berlin: the Great War game
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Place Of Creation : Sydney
Publisher : D.J. Wildey
Date of creation : [1917?]
Format : Game
Dimensions : Game : 315 x 250 (510 open) x 2 mm
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Description :

For two to five players, each player representing one of the Allies - Australia, Britain, France, Italy and Russia. The first player to reach Berlin, wins.

Bound for Berlin was a one of a number of games produced for children in response to the intense patriotism engendered by the First World War. In this game the race is on to see which of the Allies could get to Berlin first.

Along the way, and starting from different points in Europe, the game passed through various places that would have been current in the newspaper accounts of the war, though much less familiar today.

With strong and highly coloured imagery, Bound for Berlin used the popular caricature of the German Kaiser. The players were encouraged to eat Nestle's chocolate as they played the game, in an unusual advertising campaign.

Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :
Internet links :
South Australians at war [State Library of South Australia]



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