Ref NoDL1552
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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionThe Bismarck touch
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date07 Nov 1939
Size34.5 x 52.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptMaybe you should grow a moustache, Rib ...
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Ribbentrop; Joachim von (1893-1946)
Bismarck; Otto, (1815-1898); Furst von
NotesRepublished in David Low, Years of Wrath, (Gollancz, 1986). Printed under cartoon: Although the Berlin press publicly hailed Ribbentrop as a new Bismarck in foreign affairs for his handling of Soviet Russia and avoidance of a two front- war, Hitler privately considered him swollen-headed. Goebbels thought him a dangerous muddler, and Goring blamed him for many mistakes. Certainly the Foreign Minister's advice to Hitler earlier that Britain and France would not fight under any circumstances was hardly up to Bismarck standard. p. 94.

Republished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941.
SubjectsThird Reich 1933-45
foreign policy
nineteenth century
Historical periods and persons
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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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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