K.M. Ballantyne illustrates the commencement of World War One for the front page of The Freelance.
William Blomfield illustrates the front page of The New Zealand Observer and the ensuing conflict in Europe. William Blomfield was lead cartoonist and a co-owner of The New Zealand Observer which resulted in it being one of the most cartoon laden papers of the time. Blomfield also served as the Mayor of Takapuna during the war years.