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Ref NoLSE2760
Alt Ref NoLSE2760
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionMusical chairs in the Balkans
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date22 Apr 1940
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptHungary Jugo-Slavia Rumania Bulgar Greece Franco
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Stalin; Joseph (1879-1953)
Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
Franco; Francisco (1892-1975)
NotesImage 1: For published cartoon see LSE2760 Image 2: For original artwork and
cataloguing see DL1609 Remnants of tape along top border. Date handwritten by Low.
Republished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941. Republished in David
Low, Europe at War, (Penguin Books, 1941). Printed on opposite page: "Meanwhile the small
Balkan and Danubian neutrals in the South-East had been running around in circles. Every
time one was threatened the others would hold a conference about solidarity which would be
torpedoed before it began. Each one attempted to improve its position at the expense of the
others, trying pathetically to play off one dictator against another. In their turn the
dictators returned the compliment." p.42.
SubjectsYugoslavia
Hungary
Bulgaria
Romania
musical chairs
children
Greece
Games
Music
International relations
pianos
Balkan Peninsula
foreign policy
axis powers
musical instruments
neutrality
Germany
Russia
Spain
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Fax: 02075660388
Relates to cartoonDL1609

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GB/BCA/315Franco; Francisco (1892-1975)1892-1975   
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