Cold War: The Berlin Wall 1961 Return to the case study menu
Worksheets Big Question Print Source (this will open a PDF file containing images used in this case study)  

Work online using a word editor
Comprehension
4a Describe the scene shown in this cartoon. Mention the figures and any other details which you think are important.

Analysis and Interpretation
4b You have already seen that one of the main issues behind the events of 1961 was the desire to stabilise the situation in Germany with a treaty. According to the cartoonist, what are Khrushchev and Ulbricht using to sign the treaty?
4c Explain what the cartoonist is trying to say about Khrushchev and Ulbricht.
4d Is this view simply because the cartoonist is drawing for an 'enemy' newspaper or are his accusations justified?

Case Study Question
Look at your answers to the questions on source 4.
Which category / categories does it fit in your worksheet?

The Big Exhibition
Do you think you will use this source in your exhibition?
What are its strengths and weaknesses?
Source 1Source 2Source 3Source 4Source 5Source 6

Cartoon from the British newspaper the Sunday Telegraph, August 26th 1962 (John Jensen/ British Cartoon Archive)

Cartoon from the British newspaper the Sunday Telegraph, August 26th 1962