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"Hitler, holding back his armed forces" by Rowland Emmet, Date unknown. Ink on board.

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Hitler, holding back his armed forces

"Hitler, holding back his armed forces" by Rowland Emmet, Date unknown

Catalogue ref: INF 3/1313Links to the Catalogue


A cartoon image depicting Hitler, holding back his armed forces, offering a (helmeted) dove of peace to politicians, who inspect the dove carefully. The cartoon appears to be a reflection on the arguments against Neville Chamberlain's appeasement, when politicians appeared to be convinced by Hitler's argument: ‘I am insulted by the persistent assertion that I want war. Am I a fool? It would only worsen the state of the world.'