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Reference Number50010
Alt Ref No50010
Artist or CreatorDavid Ghilchik
Title or CaptionDropping the pilot - 1943 variant
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Sketch
Date27 Jul 1943
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptWith apologies to the late Sir John Tenniel's great cartoon.
S.S. Italia
Person DepictedVictor Emmanuel (1869-1947); III,; King of Italy
Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
Implied textCartoons: Dropping the Pilot by Sir John Tenniel published in Punch 29 March 1890.
NotesNotes: "After the Allied invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky started on July 9, 1943) the position of Benito Mussolini became weak even within his National Fascist Party. On July 24, he lost a motion of no confidence in the Grand Council of Fascism. Vittorio Emanuele III. was asked to dismiss Mussolini as Prime Minister. The king did so on July 25, ordered to arrest him and appointed Marshal Pietro Badoglio as new Prime Minister of Italy." [Thomas Manndorff]
SubjectsItaly
dismissal
kings
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Genrepastiche
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GB/BCA/58Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)1883-1945   
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