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Comprehension
1a Who are the Big Three in the cartoon and what is the job they have to do?
1b How does the cartoonist get across the scale of destruction caused by the war?
1c What does the cartoon suggest about the relationship between the Big Three?

Analysis and Interpretation
1d This cartoon could be interpreted as a pessimistic view of the world in 1945. Explain why.
1e This cartoon could be interpreted as an optimistic view of the world in 1945. Explain why.
1f How would you interpret this cartoon?

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A British cartoon published in the Daily Mail July 16th 1945 (Associated Newspapers/British Cartoon Archive)

A British cartoon published in the Daily Mail July 16th 1945