Who says that wargamers don't get the girl? Well, this young lady doesn't seem to mind that her friend has a table full of toy soldiers but then again he is in uniform, which many women seem to find irresistible. The Legatus' mother wanted him to join the Royal Navy, largely because of the uniform, but fortunately I did an aptitude test during school careers week. It showed I was completely unsuited to an armed forces career on account of the fact that I was incapable of taking orders.
This being a 1915 illustration from saucy French magazine, La Vie Parisienne, which often got its illustrators to produce pictures of its pin up girls in appropriately morale raising ways, the German soldier is surrendering to his French adversary.
This picture is by Georges Léonnec (1881-1940). The son of a cartoonist he was already doing newspaper illustrations by the age of twelve. He began his long association with La Vie Parisienne in 1907. Called up into the French army in 1914 his job in ancilliary services in Brest was far from the front line and enabled him to continue his illustration work; the effects of which on troop morale were no doubt more worthwhile than service as a poilu.