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1 This cartoon, by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube, appeared in the Daily Express on 16 March 1939.

2 What is the message of this cartoon?

3 To do this question, you need first to borrow two concepts from English: Denotation (what you see) Connotation (how it affects its audience) This cartoon, by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube, appeared in the Daily Express on 16 March 1939.

4 A Swastika and a Nazi soldier’s helmet. Both symbols of Nazi militarism. Denotation Connotation Meaning Hitler is the evil aggressor – Hitler has annexed Czechoslovakia. This cartoon, by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube, appeared in the Daily Express on 16 March 1939.

5 The hand is labelled ‘Power Politics’. ‘Power politics’ has connotations of force (‘might-is-right’), injustice, bad faith and lies. Denotation Connotation Meaning Hitler’s annexation of Czechoslovakia is a ‘breach of faith’ (it breaks Munich) and it is unjust. This cartoon, by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube, appeared in the Daily Express on 16 March 1939.

6 The light of ‘independence’ of the ‘Czech State’ is about to be snuffed out. Light has connotations of goodness, honesty, and being a good example to others. Denotation Connotation Meaning What Hitler is doing is killing the Czech democracy, which is wicked. This cartoon, by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube, appeared in the Daily Express on 16 March 1939.

7 Finally, always remember to look at: Origin (who drew it) Date (when it was published) This cartoon, by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube, appeared in the Daily Express on 16 March 1939.

8 16 March The day after German troops marched into Czechoslovakia. Date Details Significance This cartoon echoes the anger and despair of the British people.

9 This cartoon, by the British cartoonist Sidney 'George' Strube, appeared in the Daily Express on 16 March The British cartoonist Sidney ‘George’ Strube. Strube worked for a moderate newspaper, and was not as fiercely against appeasement as (e.g.) Low. Origin Details Significance Even moderates such as Strube were OUTRAGED by the taking of Czechoslovakia – it was a turning point in British attitudes.


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