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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLittle white father
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date02 Nov 1939
Embedded text or transcriptSee! He blesses us! Ja. But he has his fingers crossed ...
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Ribbentrop; Joachim von (1893-1946)
Stalin; Joseph (1879-1953)
Molotov; Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (1890-1986)
NotesImage 1: For published cartoon see LSE2707 Image 2: For original artwork and
cataloguing see DL1550. Republished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941.
Keesing's Contemporary Archives: M. Molotov's Declaration on European War to Supreme
Council. M. Molotov, the Soviet Premier and Foreign Minister, made a statement on Soviet
foreign policy to the Supereme Council of the U.S.S.R. on Oct. 31. He said that since the
conclusion of the Soviet-German non-aggression pact on Aug. 25 an end had been put to the
abnormal relations that had existed for a number of years between Russia and Germany.
"Instead of enmity, which was fostered in every way by certain European Powers, we now have
a 'rapprochement' and the establishment of friendly relations between the U.S.S.R. and
Germany. A further improvement of these new relations - good relations - found its
reflection in the German-Soviet Amity and Frontier Treaty signed in Moscow on Sept. 28.
This radical change in the relations between the Soviet Union and Germany, the two biggest
States in Europe, was bound to have its effect on the entire international situation.
Secondly, mention must be made of such a fact as the defeat of Poland in war and the
collapse of the Polish State.... The relations of the Soviet Union and Germany have been
based on a different foundation, which had no interest whatever in perpetuating the
post-War Versailles system. We have always held that a strong Germany is an indispensable
condition for a durable peace in Europe. It would be ridiculous to think that Germany could
be 'simply put out of commission' and struck off the books. The Powers which cherish this
foolish and dangerous dream ignore the deplorable experience of Versailles, do not realise
Germany's increased might, and fail to see that any attempt at a repetition of Versailles,
in the present state of international affairs - which radically differs from that of 1914 -
may end in disaster for them. ... [ p.3779]
Hammer and Sickle
Third Reich 1933-45
International relations
foreign policy
Nazi-Soviet Pact
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Fax: 02075660388
Relates to cartoonDL1550

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