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


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
Denotation
A Swastika and a Nazi soldiers helmet.
Connotation
Both symbols of Nazi militarism.
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
Denotation
The hand is labelled Power Politics.
Connotation
Power politics has connotations of force
(might-is-right), injustice, bad faith and lies.
Meaning
Hitlers 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
Denotation
The light of independence of the Czech State
is about to be snuffed out.
Connotation
Light has connotations of goodness, honesty, and
being a good example to others.
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
Date
16 March 1939.
Details
The day after German troops marched into
Czechoslovakia.
Significance
This cartoon echoes the anger and despair of the
British people.
This cartoon, by the British cartoonist Sidney
'George' Strube, appeared in the Daily Express on
16 March 1939.
9
Origin
The British cartoonist Sidney George Strube.
Details
Strube worked for a moderate newspaper, and was
not as fiercely against appeasement as (e.g.) Low.
Significance
Even moderates such as Strube were OUTRAGED by
the taking of Czechoslovakia it was a turning
point in British attitudes.
This cartoon, by the British cartoonist Sidney
'George' Strube, appeared in the Daily Express on
16 March 1939.
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