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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date19 Sep 1940
Embedded text or transcriptFlat bottom Floogie Fleet
"Have I command of der sea?"
"Nein, Mein Fuhrer"
"Have I command of der air?"
"Nein, mein Fuhrer"
"Then let der invasion begin!"
Person DepictedGoering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Raeder; Erich (1876-1960)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Implied textBands: Flat foot floogie boys
NotesRepublished in David Low, Europe at War, (Penguin Books, 1941) with caption "Preparations ofr conquest". Printed on opposite page: "Hitler's much-advertised invasion of Britain was held up by the R.A.F.'s nightly bombing of his concentrations of material and fleets of flat-bottomed boats in occupied Channel ports. p.110.
Republished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941.
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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