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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption"Sure you've got the right war, blokes?"
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date20 Aug 1942
FormatArtwork
Size34.5 x 41.3cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptDefend your right to be unemployed
The "Individualist Group"
Benn
Lay down your lives for the profit motive
Inge
Fight for liberty to be exploited
Bolshevism Sir, sheer Bolshevism
A better world would be unsound impossible and un-English
Person DepictedColonel Blimp; (fictional)
Benn; Ernest John Pickstone (1875-1954); Sir
Inge; William Ralph (1860-1954); Dean
Musso; (Low's dog)
NotesNews: Individualist Group and Liberty - Statement of Beliefs. The Individualist Grup, which consists of "members of different political parties who are united in the desire to restore to British public life that spirit of individual liberty and responsibility which characterized its period of greatness and which is to-day gravely threatened" have issued a broad statement of beliefs, within which there may be many minor differences of view... Trade, whether domestic or international, should be freed from unnecessary restrictions, and profit (regarded as a premium on economy and efficiency) should be regarded as a proper motive of commerce.... The signatories are:- Ernest J.P. Benn (chairman) ... W.R. Inge... The Times Aug. 15.
SubjectsAnimals
Employment
Philosophies
Politics
World War 1939-1945
bolshevism
businessmen
capitalism
commerce
dogs
market economy
political parties
soldiers
traditionalism
unemployment
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
Relates to cartoonDL1907

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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
GB/BCA/3405Benn; Ernest John Pickstone (1875-1954); Sir1875-1954   
GB/BCA/417Inge; William Ralph (1860-1954); Dean1860-1954   
GB/BCA/2400Musso; (Low's dog)   
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