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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow's topical budget
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date16 Sep 1939
FormatArtwork
Size56.8 x 39.5cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptSENSATIONAL RELEASE FROM THE MYSTERY OF INFORMATION
It is officially denied that Mr. Chamberlain is going to declare war last Sunday week. (Can't pass that, y'know. Information of use to the enemy" - what?) Hostilities have broken out in Fleet Street. A surprise attack by Govt. troops caught news armies bending but the enemy were later repulsed with very red faces.
EMPTY GOVT. OFFICES "DOCUMENT DEPARTMENTS VANISH"
"Documents? 1st to right, 4th corridor to left out the door and keep going till you get to Aberystwyth" PAMPHLET AIR RAIDS R.A.F. NOW DROPPING LEFT-BOOK-CLUB REMAINDERS
GORING WOUNDED WHILE DASHING TO SHELTER (Which accounts for his recent strange speeches, no doubt.)
Plonk
DIRTY DOG DEPT
Mr. Low, M.P. to ask the Minister: "What about putting sandbag profiteers into quod for 20 years to make sandbags?" (no reply)
"HUSBANDS EXPRESS"
Statistics are being prepared showing how many gaffers of the "safe" areas are trampled to death every Saturday night on arrival of the hordes of neighing husbands from Town to see their evacuated wives.
WHAT-TO-DO CORNER
Q: What should I do if an air-raid catches me in my bath? A: Dive down the plug, pal
"COMMUNITY SINGING DURING AIR RAIDS" Someone's bright idea
"Ladies and gents we will now sing our signature tune, "Pennies from Heaven'"
PERSONAL
Our Turkish Bath gaving been turned into a Fire Brigade, Blimp and Low are moving to new quarters at more anon
Person DepictedColonel Blimp; (fictional)
Low; David (1891-1963)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Subjectscommunity singers
information
rationing
press
shortages
evacuees
Germany
sexual relationships
men
Defence
regulations
periodicals
Bureaucracy
propaganda
censorship
Music
sandbags
Turkish
Baths
health
Weapons
civil defence
family
ARP
government departments
air raids
leaflets
air-raid shelters
spas
Quotations
World War 1939-1945
black markets
SeriesLow's topical budget
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
Relates to cartoonDL1535

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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
GB/BCA/1Low; David (1891-1963)1891-1963   
GB/BCA/323Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)1893-1946German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party. He was Commander of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). In 1936 he took complete control of the Four Year Plan for German rearmament. He played a key role in the annexation of Austria (Anschluss) in 1938. He was known for his extravagant tastes and garish clothes. Goering was a violent morphine addict.  
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