The National Archives
Search our website
  • Search our website
  • Search our records

Illustrations: Caricatures

BooksCaricaturesComicsHorrors of WarMagazines


This section contains caricatures of Allied and Axis leaders, frequently used - as so often in wars - to provide a humorous insight into those depicted. Caricatures, easily understood at all levels, have a strong power and persuasiveness. Through a deliberate exaggeration of distinctive features and peculiarities of the personalities involved, we gain a critical and grotesque insight into the characters portrayed.