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Comprehension
6a What is the basic message of this cartoon?
6b What do you think is the purpose of this cartoon?


Analysis and Interpretation
6c Explain how the cartoonist tries to convince people that
  • Britain is supporting the USSR
  • the convoys represent a major sacrifice
  • the convoys are worth the sacrifice?

6d Imagine you are the Ministry of Information official who has commissioned this poster. You receive Sources 5 and 6 together at the same time.

  • Which do you think is clearer?
  • Do you think the two sources work better together or separately?


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The Big Question
Look at your answers to the questions on source 6.
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A poster produced the British Ministry of Information May 1944, commenting on British and American supply convoys

A poster produced the British Ministry of Information May 1944, commenting on British and American supply convoys