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4a Why are Hitler and Stalin shown in the cartoon like lovers?
4b Explain why they are shown boating on the Baltic rather than any other stretch of water.
4c What does the cartoonist mean with his caption 'Russian Lake'?

Analysis and Interpretation
4d The cartoonist David Low was a bitter critic of Hitler and Stalin. How does he give a negative image of these two leaders.

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A British cartoon commenting on the Nazi-Soviet Pact. The cartoon appeared in the Evening Standard newspaper on October 26th 1939 (British Cartoon Archive)

A British cartoon commenting on the Nazi Soviet Pact. The cartoon appeared in the Evening standard newspaper on October 26th 1939