Meeting of Chamberlain and Eden clad as medieval admirals

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Title

Meeting of Chamberlain and Eden clad as medieval admirals

Subject

Pre-World War II, world war, WWII, war, Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain, Eden, Mediterranean piracy, piracy, General France, France, submarines, Mussolini, cartoon, caricature, cartoons as political comment, political, politics, Punch, Punch Magazine

Description

A ‘Punch’ cartoon of Neville Chamberlain (Primer Minister of the UK) and Anthony Eden (his Foreign Secretary) depicting them as medieval admirals watching a serpent titled ‘Mediterranean piracy’, saying ‘I say, even in holiday time. I think we shall have to take some notice of this’ was widely reported and held political sway. It urged the UK to act on increasing Italian piracy. News about the cartoon was published in the ‘Cairns Post’ Friday 3 September 1937, ‘Barrier Miner’ (Broken Hill, NSW) Friday 3 September 1937 with headlines ‘Punch Cartoon Urges Britain to Act’, ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ (Thursday 2 September 1937; ‘The West Australian’ Thursday 2 September 1937, ‘Morning Bulletin’ (Rockhampton, Qld.), Friday 3 September 1937, ‘Examiner’ (Launceston, Tas.) Friday 3 September 1937.

Creator

Unknown

Source

The Canberra Times

Publisher

The Canberra Times

Date

3 Sept 1937

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper article; PDF

Citation

“Meeting of Chamberlain and Eden clad as medieval admirals,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 20, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/291.