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Artist or CreatorBert Thomas
Title or CaptionHis master's voice (Russia is taking the lion's share of Poland)
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date18 Sep 1939
Size30 x 23.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcript"Hey diddle diddle - ski"
Person DepictedStalin; Joseph (1879-1953)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Implied textHis Master's Voice [HMV] is a famous trademark in the music business. It was also the name of a large record label. The name was taken from the title of a painting of a dog listening to a wind-up gramophone in 1899.
Nursery Rhymes: He diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle ...
Noteson reverse : Sept 1939 on reverse : BT 6173 [crossed out]. Artwork not dated, date estimated. Poland. Invasion by the Red Army. - Soviet and German Troops meet at Brest-Litovsk. - Demarcation Line between German and Soviet Armies. - Provisional Soviets set up. The Soviet troops which crossed the Russo-Polish frontier on Sept. 17 made a rapid advance westwards, penetraing about thirty miles into Polish territory on the first day. The troops were preceded by propagandist Soviet aircraft which dropped leaflets in Russian and Ukrainian, declaring that the troops had come to liberate the Ukrainians and White Russians from the Polish yoke. German and Russian troops met for the first time at Brest-Litovsk on Sept. 18, the Russian and German commanders exchanging courtesies. It was stated on the following day that Brest-Litovsk would be taken over by Russia. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.3743]
Nazi-Soviet Pact
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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GB/BCA/273Stalin; Joseph (1879-1953)1879-1953   
GB/BCA/394Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)1889-1945Born in Austria. Politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party). He served as German chancellor from 1933-1945 and head of state (Fuhrer) from 1934-1945. He established a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideals of national socialism. He gained support for his views on German nationalism, anti-Semitism, anti-capitalism and anti-communism through his impassioned speeches and propaganda. He wanted to establish a New Order of absolute rule in Europe and pursued a policy of seizing land by force for the Aryan people.  
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