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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow's topical budget
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date16 Sep 1939
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptSENSATIONAL RELEASE FROM THE MYSTERY OF INFORMATION It is officially denied that
Mr. Chamberlain is going to declare war last Sunday week. (Can't pass that, y'know.
Information of use to the enemy" - what?) Hostilities have broken out in Fleet Street. A
surprise attack by Govt. troops caught news armies bending but the enemy were later
repulsed with very red faces. EMPTY GOVT. OFFICES "DOCUMENT DEPARTMENTS VANISH" "Documents?
1st to right, 4th corridor to left out the door and keep going till you get to Aberystwyth"
PAMPHLET AIR RAIDS R.A.F. NOW DROPPING LEFT-BOOK-CLUB REMAINDERS GORING WOUNDED WHILE
DASHING TO SHELTER (Which accounts for his recent strange speeches, no doubt.) Plonk DIRTY
DOG DEPT Mr. Low, M.P. to ask the Minister: "What about putting sandbag profiteers into
quod for 20 years to make sandbags?" (no reply) "HUSBANDS EXPRESS" Statistics are being
prepared showing how many gaffers of the "safe" areas are trampled to death every Saturday
night on arrival of the hordes of neighing husbands from Town to see their evacuated wives.
WHAT-TO-DO CORNER Q: What should I do if an air-raid catches me in my bath? A: Dive down
the plug, pal "COMMUNITY SINGING DURING AIR RAIDS" Someone's bright idea "Ladies and gents
we will now sing our signature tune, "Pennies from Heaven'" PERSONAL Our Turkish Bath
gaving been turned into a Fire Brigade, Blimp and Low are moving to new quarters at more
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Person DepictedColonel Blimp; (fictional)
Low; David (1891-1963)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Subjectscommunity singers
information
rationing
press
shortages
evacuees
Germany
sexual relationships
men
Defence
regulations
periodicals
Bureaucracy
propaganda
censorship
Music
sandbags
Turkish
Baths
health
Weapons
civil defence
family
ARP
government departments
air raids
leaflets
air-raid shelters
spas
Quotations
World War 1939-1945
black markets
SeriesLow's topical budget
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Fax: 02075660388
Relates to cartoonDL1535

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Persons
CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
GB/BCA/1Low; David (1891-1963)1891-1963   
GB/BCA/323Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)1893-1946German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party. He was Commander of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). In 1936 he took complete control of the Four Year Plan for German rearmament. He played a key role in the annexation of Austria (Anschluss) in 1938. He was known for his extravagant tastes and garish clothes. Goering was a violent morphine addict.  
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