The Ministry of Information have asked you to evaluate a drawing by Terence Cuneo. You must decide whether this source is just propaganda (meant to persuade or convince in a particular way), or if its messages can be supported by other sources.
Use this table to record your views.
This image is one of many which were produced by the British government. It is designed to show British people what life was like living under Nazi rule.
Catalogue ref: INF 3/1794
Terence Cuneo (1906-1996) was an artist who worked for the government at the British Ministry of Information from 1941. This is part of a series of drawings that he produced under the title ‘Under Nazi Rule’.
The Ministry of Information produced thousands of pieces of propaganda during the war. It produced films, books, radio programmes and cartoons.
At the time this image was drawn German forces controlled most of Western Europe. Britain was the only democratic country still opposing Nazi Germany.
Throughout the war Germany was very short of workers and resources to supply its war effort. Some historians think that these shortages were the main reason why the war broke out in 1939.
This particular example was probably designed as a poster. The artist has left a space for a caption to be inserted.
Not all of the drawings produced were used. Some were not quite right. Sometimes drawings were thought to be too upsetting.