Cold War: The Truman Doctrine and Marshall Aid Return to the case study menu
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5a Write a short description of the scene shown in the cartoon. Look closely at all the details.

Analysis and Interpretation
5b What is the cartoonist's view of Marshall? Explain your answer.
5c What details in the cartoon suggest that Marshall has a difficult year ahead of him?
5d Is the cartoonist criticising the Marshall Plan or other people or something else?

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Look at your answers to the questions on source 5.
  • Has this source given you any ideas about awkward questions to ask the leaders?
  • What evidence have you found which you think they will find hard to explain?
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    A British cartoon commenting on the Marshall Plan, January 1st 1948 (Associated Newspapers/British Cartoon Archive)