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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionRumania on the table
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date22 Aug 1940
FormatArtwork
Size35 x 46.5cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcript"How's the operation going?" "No need for anxiety. The surgeons will live."
Bulgaria
Hungary
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Stalin; Joseph (1879-1953)
NotesRepublished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941.
Notes: Rumania was an obvious target for any belligerent European power, possessing as it did rich mineral deposits and Europe's only viable oil fields (Ploesti Oil Fields). Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina had been claimed by Stalin in the secret clauses of the Nazi-Soviet (Molotov-Ribbentrop) pact of August 1939, which recognised Russian and German spheres of interest in Europe. After the fall of France in June 1940, once Rumania was entirely defenceless, Stalin pursued his claim. In addition, Bulgaria claimed Dobrudja and Hungary, Northern Transylvania.
SubjectsBalkan Peninsula
Bulgaria
Germany
Hungary
International relations
Nazi-Soviet Pact
Nazism
Politics
Romania
Russia
Third Reich 1933-45
World War 1939-1945
hospitals
occupation
saws
surgeons
surgery
treaties
war
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
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.  
GB/BCA/273Stalin; Joseph (1879-1953)1879-1953   
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