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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow's Topical Budget.
Extent1 item
Published byunknown
Date01 Jan 1937 - 31 Dec 1940
Embedded text or transcriptEaster Egg Situation
According to Low's Office Hen, it's a bad season.
Judging by the political comment from the more Blimpish West-End clubs there are a lot of wooden eggs about this year.
Easter Rabbit Crisis
Here, too, dissatisfaction.
Rabbits are particularly sore at the way their burrows have been crowded out by the City financiers.
Today's prices
Funk & Co Temporary Offices
Please do not kiss me
Care is being taken to guard Musso from 'flu in these important times. Well, that's where the democracies can teach him something
Fuhrer to be kept in bullet-proof bottle.
Something must be done to protect him from his affectionate people, obviously.
This week's true animal story
A dog bit Hitler. The dog went mad.
A happy holiday was spent by the High Priests exorcising demons from the Labour Party. Soon we'll have all the clever ones out and the awful danger of getting in to power during the next 100 years be avoided.
Black Magic at Transport House
Spring Song by Blimp
Gad, sir, Chamberlain is right. We can't have the British Empire saved from defeat by Soviet Russia. Dash it, it would lower our prestige with the enemy.
Person DepictedMussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Musso; (Low's dog)
Colonel Blimp; (fictional)
Low; David (1891-1963)
NotesCeylon etc written above cutting which is not dated.
Notes: "'A dog bit Hitler, the dog went mad.' This was too strong a joke for the sensitivities of Low's bosses. so was the jibe at an embottled Hitler. As the initials 'HO' (Hold Over) indicate, this Topical Budget was not used." [David Low" by Colin Seymour-Ure and Jim Schoff, [Secker & Warburg, London, 1985, p51]
SubjectsBritish Empire
Easter eggs
International relations
Labour Party
Transport House
World War 1939-1945
black magic
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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