“From the Bridge”

Kaiser Wilhelm II Fires Chancellor Otto von Bismarck from “Seawater One….”

One of the first acts of Wilhelm II was to fire the popular German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Sir John Tenniel’s historic cartoon appeared in Punch magazine shortly after Bismarck’s compulsory resignation. Next Wilhelm II strengthened the military and launched Germany on an irresponsible combative journey. His arrogance proved to be his undoing.

Picture Caption: Dropping the Pilot – The departure of Otto von Bismarck – Cartoon by Sir John Tenniel in Punch magazine (Visit Captain Hank Bracker Facebook for Pictures & Photos)

Award winning Captain Hank Bracker, Historian, Author and Master Mariner is the author of “Seawater One….” Books are available at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, BooksAMillion.com and many Independent Book Stores.



“Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” Otto von Bismarck, The Iron Chancellor of Germany.