This cartoon was produced by David Low, a bitter critic of Hitler and of Chamberlain's policy of appeasement. Low's cartoons have been used in many history textbooks and have shaped the way Chamberlain has been seen by later generations. How does the view of Chamberlain in this cartoon contrast with the view in the previous cartoon? Notes Notes: Chamberlain brought back home from Munich a paper signed by Hitler and himself affirming "the desire of our two people never to go to war w
Political cartoon on appeasement. The character in the cartoon looks really confident that the "train", symbolizing the Nazis, won't hit them. But notice that the train is going at HIGH SPEED, and there is only a short distance left before the train is supposed to "change tracks". Yet the cartoon character is still so confident the train won't hit them! What does this tell you about the western powers' attitude towards the Nazi threat before WWII? How did this attitude eventually lead to…
This is a Political cartoon about the Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on June 28, 1919. The food and chairs looks dangerous and there are handcuffs on the table. The German politicians look worried and suspicious because they were threatened by the French military to sign the Treaty. They weren't sure if they were making the right decision.
The Treaty of Versailles was a peace settlement that ended WW1 with Germany to blame. This political cartoon shows an embarrassed and angry German crawling out of the Treaty of Versailles. This implies that putting all the blame on Germany did not accomplish much but angered the Germans, which eventually led to the start of WW2 by the forming of NAZI's as shown on the helmet.
Punch Cartoon, 1920 (satirizing the perceived weaknesses of the League of Nations): Moral Suasion. The Rabbit. "My offensive equipment being practically nil, it remains for me to fascinate him with the power of my eye."