Ref NoBT0126
Alt Ref NoBT0126
Artist or CreatorBert Thomas
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date06 Oct 1939
Size27 x 44cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptWith apologies
"Mein gootness, mein finish!"
Royal Navy
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Implied textAdvertising: My Goodness my Guinness
Noteson reverse : BT6175 [crossed out]. Mr Chamberlain's Fifth Review of the War Situation. ... Mr Chamberlain gave his fifth review of the war situation in the House of Commons on Oct. 3. ... "... The war against the submarine, he said, continued with unabated vigour, and trade was flowing to and from our ports in an ever increasing volume... For a week no British ship had been reported sunk by enemy submarines. German submarines, in their efforts to avoid our warships, were being driven to distant waters, where their menace could not be so great, but until they could be found and destroyed they might be an embarassment. Another and more sinister development of the U-boat warfare is the announcement by Germany that she will regard every vessel of the British Merchant Navy as a warship. If this means anything, it means that she will pursue an unrestricted submarine campaign. The right to arm merchant ships for self-defence is one of the well-established principles of international law. ..." .[Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.3754]
Royal Navy
Armed forces
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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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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