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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow's topical budget
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date11 Nov 1939
FormatArtwork
Size57.5 x 39cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptHOW CHAMBERLAIN STARTED THE WAR - TRUTH AT LAST - TOLD BY GOBBELS TO LOW'S BUDGET
Chamberlain's glorification of violence and enormous increases of armaments had made the whole world uneasy. Hitler, our humane Fuhrer, trembled for the peace of Europe. After Chamberlain had raped Austria, and obviously was preparing to smash Czechoslovakia, Hitler flew to Birmingham on his umbrella and begged him not to. Chamberlain promised. But Hitler's back was no sooner turned than Chamberlain broke his promise, He not only smashed Czechoslovakia, but, despite Hitler's pleading, invaded Poland as well. This was too much. Something had to be done to stop the blood-lust and dirty Imperialism of this mad-dog. Hitler at the request of civilization, unwillingly takes up the sword in defence of justice, order, the women-and-children, or what-have-you.
SECRET WEAPON Not to be opened till Christmas
Use no hook
With care
Can you keep a secret I'll tell you if you can ....
This side up
SECRET WEAPON Not to be opened till Christmas
Fragile
"SPIDERS CALLED UP" News story
Now, lads, remember! YOUR resolution, YOUR courage, will win the war.
ROYAL OAK INQUIRY report from Commissioner Hon. Admiral Blimp
Scapa Flow. "Evidence had to be taken underwater, owing to everyone being in hiding from Mr. Churchill. It is definitely established that certain persons here are all wet -"
CAPTAIN! VE'RE HAUNTED!
Warships reported "sunk" by Nazi U-boats are going strong. - Admiralty.
RAMBLING MONOLOGUE ON LIBERTY
Food control be blowed - Guzzle when you've got it and let tomorrow book after itself, I say. Wosser use of fighting Hitler if we're to have a lot of smarties bossing us about. Damned interference with the rights of the individual, I say. Democracy etc. etc.
Person DepictedChamberlain; Neville (Arthur Neville) (1869-1940)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Colonel Blimp; (fictional)
NotesForpublished cartoon see LSE0827 Caption pasted on from reverse. Section of text pasted on.
SubjectsBehaviour
austerity
hypocrisy
rationing
Secrecy
shortages
Europe
Festivals and customs
Germany
Oceans
Scapa Flow
Royal Oak
Armaments
Defence
Christmas
Social attitudes
submarines
spiders
propaganda
UK
Resemblance
military planning
International relations
rearmament
pigs
U-boats
Weapons
Royal Navy
Animals
ships
Food
Armed forces
Human beings
Germans
World War 1939-1945
SeriesLow's topical budget
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/146Chamberlain; Neville (Arthur Neville) (1869-1940)1869-1940   
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.  
GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
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