Ref NoDL1985
Alt Ref NoDL1985
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionArmy week exhibit
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date02 Feb 1943
Size37 x 44.5cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptABCA Brains Trust any nice questions answered for the troops
Beveridge? Beveridge? Never heard of the feller!
Person DepictedColonel Blimp; (fictional)
Implied textThe Brains Trust which started as a simple programme designed to answer
listener's queries, developed into one of the most popular informational
programmes. The first series of the Brains Trust ran for 84 weeks, and
after its move to peak time on Sunday afternoons, was regularly heard
by 29 per cent of the population, receiving between four and five thousand
letters a week.
NotesSee LSE3256 for cartoon published on 2/3/43. 2 col x 1 1/2 written in pencil next to Colonel Blimp on left. 5.30 written in pencil on top margin. "feller" circled in pencil with Paint out written in pencil above it. "not used" written in blue crayon on reverse and crossed out. House of Commons Debate on Post-War Trade and Financial and Economic Policy. - Sir K. Wood's and Dr Dalton's Statements. British post-war trade and economic problems and policy were debated by the House of Commons on Feb. 2-3 on the following motion by Earl Winterton: "That this House urges upon the Government the essential need so to direct their economic and financial policy as to ensure that employment, industry, and commerce may be increased and developed after the war to the greatest possible extent, and for that purpose to co-operate to the full with other members of the United Nations. ... Our outlook, he said, should steer between easy-going optimism and the defeatist view that we could never recover our share of expert trade or come to terms with our allies, and thus have to abandon hope of the Beveridge or similar plans and lower our living standard. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5621] Mr Churchill, after the conclusion of the "Unconditional Surrender" Conference at Casablanca on Jan. 24, flew by air to Cairo, where he arrived on Jan. 26 and was in conference with British Service chiefs on Jan. 27-28 ... [Keesing's Contemporay Archives p.5595]
Beveridge Report
Armed forces
International relations
Big Four
post-war expectations
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
Relates to cartoonDL1985

Show related Persons records.

GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
    Powered by CalmView© 2008-2019