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Cholera" ("War and Cholera"), after a charicature by Heine in 'Simplicissimus", 1912. The subtitle reads "Civilization halts its entry into Tripoli". This caricature was drawn during the Italo-Libyan War of 1911-12, when the Italians seized the country from the Turks. The war led to the capital city, Tripoli, being devastated by a cholera epidemic as water supplies were destroyed. The war ended with the Treaty of Ouchy on 18 October 1912.
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