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The man who took the lid off’, a cartoon by David Low, 4 October 1935
(© Solo Syndication published in the Evening Standard)
Solo Syndication, Evening Standard; Low cartoon of ‘The man who took the lid off’, 1935


  1. What is Mussolini letting loose?

  2. Do you think this cartoon represents British public opinion? Why might the British people think this?

  3. In what ways did the Abyssinian crisis destroy the credibility of the League of Nations?

  4. What international events involving Hitler or Mussolini occurred after 1935? Try to name 4 events.