How tiny Switzerland threw off the yoke of horrid Austria, thanks to
William Tell. Hermann Gessler, the Governor, was, with the help of a Lord
High Executioner and his attendant oil-boiler, taxing the poor (but honest)
Swiss down to the nub. But Hermann Gessler got an arrow where it did most
good, in the heart. A short, cheerful narrative by Wodehouse, excellent
colour pictures by Philip Dadd and excellent verse captions to the
pictures, by John W. Houghton - very much the sort of expert verse
Wodehouse himself was already writing, in Punch and elsewhere.
The pictures (and perhaps the verse) were done a year and more before Wodehouse was asked to supply the narrative.
Source: Richard Usborne. Plum Sauce. A P G Wodehouse Companion.