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Ref NoDL1659
Alt Ref NoDL1659
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionDefence of Ireland
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date30 Aug 1940
FormatArtwork
Size41.2 x 51cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptNazi bombs dropped on Eire having failed to move Ulster and Eire towards joint defence, plans are now afoot to unite Ireland at least on building a grandstand to view the forthcoming invasion and end of Irish liberty.
Land here ye divvles
X marks the shpot
Eire Navy
Person Depictedde Valera; Eamon (1882-1975)
Colonel Blimp; (fictional)
NotesRepublished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941.
Keesing's Contemporary Archives: August 29. Germans drop Bombs on Eire: The Eireann Government officially announced that a bomber which flew in the afternoon over the area of Campile, Ballymitty, Bannow, and Duncormick, in County Wexford, dropped bombs at each of these points, wrecking a Co-operative creamery and killing three girls, and stated that the Irish Charge d'Affaires in Berlin had been instructed to protest to the German Government and demand full reparation. ... [p.4209]
Subjectsconstruction
Politics
war
Ireland
government
Navies
International relations
foreign policy
Irish
Armed forces
air raids
Northern Ireland
neutrality
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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