Ref NoDL1516
Alt Ref NoDL1516
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionJust in case there's any mistake
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date03 Jul 1939
Size33.5 x 53.5cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcript"We cannot remain unmoved"
We shall resist
We shall fight
Person DepictedChamberlain; Neville (Arthur Neville) (1869-1940)
Halifax; Edward Frederick Lindley Wood (1881-1959); Earl of
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
Ribbentrop; Joachim von (1893-1946)
NotesViscount Halifax on British Foreign Policy. A detailed exposition of British foreign policy in all its aspects was made by Viscount Halifax, the Foreign Secretary, in an address to the Royal Institute of International Affairs on June 29. "... British Policy rests on twin foundations of purpose. One is determination to resist force. The other is our recognition of the world's desire to get on with the constructive work of building peace. If we could once be satisfied that the intentions of others were the same as our own, and that we all really wanted peaceful solution - then, I say definitely, we could discuss the problems that are to-day causing world anxiety. ... But it is not the position which we face to-day. The threat of military force is holding the world to ransom, and our immediate task is to resist aggression. I would emphasize that with all the strength at my command, so that nobody may misunderstand it. And if we are ever to succeed in removing misunderstanding and reaching a settlement which the world can trust, it must be upon some basis more substantial than verbal undertakings. It has been said that deeds, not words, are necessary. That also is our view. There must be give and take in practical form on both sides, for there can be no firm bargains on the basis of giving something concrete in return for mere assurances." [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.3625]
SubjectsThird Reich 1933-45
International relations
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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