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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionRumania on the table
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Published byEvening Standard
Date22 Aug 1940
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcript"How's the operation going?" "No need for anxiety. The surgeons will live." Bulgaria
Hungary
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Stalin; Joseph (1879-1953)
NotesRepublished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941. Notes: Rumania was an
obvious target for any belligerent European power, possessing as it did rich mineral deposits and
Europe's only viable oil fields (Ploesti Oil Fields). Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina had been
claimed by Stalin in the secret clauses of the Nazi-Soviet (Molotov-Ribbentrop) pact of August
1939, which recognised Russian and German spheres of interest in Europe. After the fall of France
in June 1940, once Rumania was entirely defenceless, Stalin pursued his claim. In addition,
Bulgaria claimed Dobrudja and Hungary, Northern Transylvania.
SubjectsBalkan Peninsula
Bulgaria
Germany
Hungary
International relations
Nazi-Soviet Pact
Nazism
Politics
Romania
Russia
Third Reich 1933-45
World War 1939-1945
hospitals
occupation
saws
surgeons
surgery
treaties
war
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