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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionMusical chairs in the Balkans
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date22 Apr 1940
FormatArtwork
Size35 x 53cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptHungary
Jugo-Slavia
Rumania
Bulgar
Greece
Franco
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Stalin; Joseph (1879-1953)
Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
Franco; Francisco (1892-1975)
NotesRepublished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941.

Republished in David Low, Europe at War, (Penguin Books, 1941). Printed on opposite page: "Meanwhile the small Balkan and Danubian neutrals in the South-East had been running around in circles. Every time one was threatened the others would hold a conference about solidarity which would be torpedoed before it began. Each one attempted to improve its position at the expense of the others, trying pathetically to play off one dictator against another. In their turn the dictators returned the compliment." p.42.
SubjectsYugoslavia
Hungary
Bulgaria
Romania
musical chairs
children
Greece
Games
Music
International relations
pianos
Balkan Peninsula
foreign policy
axis powers
musical instruments
neutrality
Germany
Russia
Spain
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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